OWLS new boy Paul Corry is getting up to speed as he embarks on his Hillsborough career.
He has gone from training part-time with University College Dublin to achieving full professional status and is rated by Dave Jones as a possible star of the future.
“I’ve just watched him training - he doesn’t look out of place; he’s a fit, lean boy, with great vision, good feet,” said Jones.
“He’s strong - he knows he’s got to get stronger. The first thing he said was training was far quicker than what he’s been used to.
“But good players will adapt to that, like Rhys McCabe did and other players we have brought in.
“After watching him over a period of time, we feel we have picked up another good one.”
Irish sources suggest that the transfer fee was £50,000, rising to a possible £150,000, depending on future add-ons.
The 21-year-old midfield player is not likely to make an immediate first-team breakthrough but is regarded by Jones as a real prospect.
“We’ve picked up some really good young players,” he added, citing McCabe as an example, with the 20-year-old Scot also having been elevated to the senior side after Chris Lines’s injury.