Graham Carey can’t have been short of suitors since opting against staying with Plymouth Argyle. However, a real out-the-box move has seen him link up with Tony Watt at CSKA Sofia. So just how has the former St Mirren star ended up in Sofia?
Celtic to St Mirren
After never managing to break through at Parkhead, Carey would become the ‘Paisley Ronaldo’. It was Renfrewshire where the set-piece specialist began to make a name for himself. The Buddies won the League Cup in 2013 after a 3-2 win over Hearts. Carey was one player in a plethora of midfield talent that the Buddies had back then.
He was on the bench that day with Kenny McLean whilst John McGinn started alongside Gary Teale, Paul McGowan and Conor Newton. After helping Saints to their first League Cup triumph, he would later be released and went on trial with Dundee United before signing for Ross County.
Dingwall to Devon
The 30-year-old left the Staggies in the summer of 2015 in order to link up with former boss Derek Adams at Home Park. The Irishman would go on and cement himself as something of a modern day Pilgrims icon with 49 goals in 197 appearances for Argyle.
Their two time Player of the Year was a key element in the side that lost the 2016 League Two play-off final to AFC Wimbledon but would win promotion to League One the following season. Two POTY awards and promotion campaigns in four years is good going.
Carey is a coup for CSKA
There’s no doubting Graham Carey’s talent. An excellent number 10, he could occupy any of the attacking positions behind or just off the striker. Give him freedom and the licence to roam and he will deliver.
A wand of a left foot on him, perhaps he is the very man to get the best out of Tony Watt like NTOF previously discussed.