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Rooney completes Inverness switch

Adam Rooney
Rooney has been added to the squad to face Hamilton

Inverness have completed the signing of striker Adam Rooney from Stoke City for a fee of 50,000.

The SPL club had initially sought a loan move, but the English Premier League outfit wanted a permanent deal.

Inverness manager Craig Brewster said Rooney, who has signed a three-year deal, would be added to the squad for Saturday's home game against Hamilton.

"He's a big centre forward who will score goals. We're delighted to have him here," said Brewster.

The Republic of Ireland under-21 forward most recently had a loan spell at Bury, where he scored three times in 16 games.

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Rooney has made two youth international appearances and became Stoke's youngest ever hat-trick scorer in only his second match, during season 2005-06.

The Inverness manager strengthened his attacking options earlier in the summer by signing former Ross county striker Andy Barrowman, who scored on his debut in last week's win over Aberdeen.

Brewster hopes Rooney and Barrowman will be able to replicate the goalscoring threat carried by Marius Niculae, who left the club in the summer.

"We had Adam over in Denmark with us for the week and he was superb," said the Inverness manager.

"He got on great with the rest of the lads. He was excited about coming here and we were excited about him too."

Rooney and Barrowman will vie for a first-team place with other strikers Garry Wood and Rory McAllister.


see also
Rooney joins Inverness on trial
20 Jul 08 |  Inverness CT


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