Bohemians complete Stephen Paisley signing

The former Shelbourne defender has agreed to join the Dalymount Park club ahead of the forthcoming 2013 season and is 'excited' by the move
Airtricity Premier Division side Bohemians have completed the signing of former Shelbourne centre back Stephen Paisley.

Paisley, 29, had been in negotiations with the Gypsies since the beginning and has revealed his excitement at the prospect of joining the Dalymount Park club, adding that it was 'an easy decision'.

"I am excited about the move to Bohs," said the 29-year-old "I had another serious offer on the table when I left Shels but going to Bohs was an easy decision for me to make."

He continued: "They finished mid-table last season and we would like to improve on that and finish higher up so that has to be the aim. But with the budgets other clubs are working off, it would be very hard for a club like Bohs to mount a real challenge for the league.

"But we hope to get off to a good start and get ourselves into the top four or five and try go on a run in one of the cup competitions," added Paisley.

A former Longford Town, St Patrick's Athletic and Sporting Fingal player, Paisley joined Shelbourne in 2010, where he spent three seasons before departing the club in January 2013.

Meanwhile, Aaron Callaghan has also completed the signing of former St Patrick's Athletic, Monaghan United full back Dara Reynor. The addition of the 20-year-old left back brings the Bohemians squad up to 23 members.