Candystripes sign former Leeds and Cork keeper Eric Grimes

Republic of Ireland U21 international Eric Grimes has joined the Brandywell club
Republic of Ireland U21 international Eric Grimes has joined the Brandywell club

Derry City have announced the signing of former Leeds United and Cork City goalkeeper Eric Grimes.

The Republic of Ireland U21 player began his career at Elland Road before being released by Leeds last summer.

Grimes joined Cork City but after a short spell with the Leesiders he has been snapped up by Candystripes manager Kenny Shiels.

The 21-year-old will provide competition for first-choice keeper Gerard Doherty at the Brandywell.