DEAN Ebbe will be hoping that he will soon be lining out for new club Inverness Caledonian Thistle, while life must go on back at Bluebell United.
Ebbe recently made the move from the Leinster Senior League leaders to join the Highlands side currently propping up the Scottish Premier League table.
Former Irish Under-21 player, and fellow Dubliner, Richie Foran manages the Scottish side and believes that Ebbe has what it takes to make it in the league.
This is a view that Ebbe’s former manager at Bluebell Andy Noonan concurs with: “He will do well because he’s not one of these lads that let it go to their head.
“He’s known for a long time about Inverness and I haven’t seen him change in his attitude or application in any way since we knew about it. He is a talented kid who can change a game or win it on his own.”
Ebbe joined the club after spells with Cabinteely and Collinstown and built his confidence, setting up a chance to go on and play at a higher level, something which Noonan says the club is ideal for.
“We’ve built ourselves up over the last couple of years as being a club that can facilitate players on the bounce up, the likes of Ishmahil Akinade, Brandon Melia and Richie Towell.
“You catch these lads early and have an agreement with them early on that the move is to progress the player rather than the club. It just so happens that both benefit from it when it goes well,” said Noonan to GazetteSport.
Noonan has already turned his attentions to strengthening his squad as they attempt to win the league for the third year in a row and after already signing one player over the winter, has his eye on a couple of others.
“We’ve been working away knowing that he [Ebbe] was going to go and I have been actively looking at bringing in one or two players by the end of the week. We have quality in depth in the squad so it is about adding to it.
“I’ve brought Gary Seery in from Greenhills who is a similar type of player and looks like a really good prospect. I’m actually excited about what he could bring to the squad.”
Things have to move on quickly for Bluebell as they have a big tie coming up against third placed St Mochta’s this weekend that could prove vital come the end of the season.
“It’s a massive game. You look at where Mochta’s are in the league and the massive result they had recently against Crumlin United.
“They are going to be up there [come the end of the season] and they have a really good manager in Brian McCarthy.”


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