Gawley and Douglas for Stangmore

Local lads Jamie Douglas, who plays with Preston Northend and James Gray, Middlesborough, who have been selected for the N. Ireland U-17 socer squad, pictured with team manager Paul Kee, Trevor Wilson, chairman of Cookstown Council and Oliver McShane, Sports Services manager with Cookstown Council, during a team training session at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena.mm0109-121ar.
Local lads Jamie Douglas, who plays with Preston Northend and James Gray, Middlesborough, who have been selected for the N. Ireland U-17 socer squad, pictured with team manager Paul Kee, Trevor Wilson, chairman of Cookstown Council and Oliver McShane, Sports Services manager with Cookstown Council, during a team training session at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena.mm0109-121ar.

The picture left, by Presseye’s Mark Pearce, shows just how much Neal Gawley enjoys scoring goals - and Dungannon Swifts are hoping he’ll be doing plenty of that at Stangmore Park because he’s one of two more arrivals.

Darren Murphy and Rodney McAree have been busy recruiting players to bolster their squad, the latest newcomers bringing to five the number of new players signed up for the 2012-13 camapign.

Along with ex-Glentoran and Distillery midfielder Gawley comes former Dungannon United Youth player Jamie Douglas.

Gawley, 26, is a versatile player who can play on either wing or up front, he has great pace and an eye for goal and will be a very welcome addition to the squad.

He has joined the Swifts from relegation play-off winners Lisburn Distillery, for whom he made over 30 appearances last season as a midfielder.

As a player who has copious amounts of Irish league experience to his name, Gawley also carries with him the benefit of having represented Glentoran and Distillery in the Intertoto Cup, Europa League and Setanta Cup over the past five years.

Jamie, standing 6’2”, is predominantly left-footed but he has got two terrific feet, he plays off shoulders and, like Gawley, he also has a superb eye for goal and is quick.

The Northern Ireland Youth international is a frontman who can also play on the left.

The nineteen year old signed for Preston North End from Dungannon United Youth when he turned sixteen years old.

One year later, in April 2010, after scoring plenty of goals and impressing in the youth set-up and reserve team at Deepdale, Jamie was handed a professional contract with the club.

He went on to score his first professional goal for PNE to equalise against Carlisle United in the 92nd minute last Boxing Day. Jamie was released from PNE this month and has decided to return to the club he played for in his youth.