On signing Danny, the Hoops Head Coach Stephen Bradley said:
“Danny had a few offers. He’s been talking to a few clubs in England but he and his wife decided that they wanted to move home. Once we heard that we moved to sign him very quickly.
He’s a very good footballer, a very attacking player and a good age for us. He ticks a lot of boxes that we want. It’s a very good signing for us.
With Trevor Clarke gone, we felt it was an area that we needed to strengthen and it’s another quality left-footed player in the squad so we’re delighted to get him in.
If you look at his career he’s played at a really high level throughout. He has massive experience at club and international level. He’s had two promotions to the Premier League with two different clubs and I think that speaks for itself in terms of the quality he has and the level he’s played at.
When you sit down and speak to him and you see he still has that hunger and desire to go and be successful, that was important for us as well”.
Danny (30) began his senior career with Celtic. After a loan spell with Ayr United in March 2010 he joined his hometown team Derry City that summer as they won promotion from the First Division. Danny signed for Championship club Burnley in January 2012 and in that same season he earned the first of 13 caps for Northern Ireland. Two years later he helped the Clarets win promotion to the Premier League. Brief loan spells at Rotherham, Oldham and Sheffield United followed before he signed a permanent deal with the Blades in January 2017. Competing with another former Hoop, Enda Stevens for the left-back position, Danny made 46 league appearances in total for Sheffield United and spent the second half of last season on loan to Peterborough United in League One.