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Born: 20 May 1989
Came from: Ross County Went to:
First game: 08 August 2015 Last game: 06 May 2017
Appearances: 100 (94/6) Goals: 27
Born in Blanchardstown, a suburb of Dublin, Carey started his youth career with Shelbourne before moving to Scotland to join Celtic in 2005, making his Bhoys' debut in 2009 against Rapid Vienna in the UEFA Europa League. Predominately a left-sided attacking midfielder, he also won six caps (scoring once) for the Republic of Ireland's under-21 team, having been capped at all international levels from under-15. His debut goal for the under-21s came from an impressive 18-yard left-footed strike after a clever one-two with then Argyle loanee, Cillian Sheridan.
In 2009 Carey was loaned to League of Ireland side Bohemians, where he was an instant success. He played 17 times and scored three goals for the Bohs, and capped his spell by winning a League of Ireland title medal. He also had spells with St Mirren, where made 15 league appearances and scored three times as well as picking up the SPL Young Player of the Month award for April 2010, and in West Yorkshire with Huddersfield Town, playing 26 appearances and scoring three times for the League One side.
At the end of the 2010-11 season he was released by Celtic, without managing a Scottish Premier League appearance. He returned to St Mirren on a two-year contract and went on to play a further 68 times for them, scoring five goals including a wonder-strike against Hearts, which was voted 2012–13 SPL goal of the season. He also played for the Buddies in their 2013 Scottish Cup Final win over Hearts, coming on as substitute and collecting a winners' medal.
Leaving St Mirren Park at the end of the 2012-13 season after a transfer request had been rejected in the January, he had a brief trial with Dundee United before being signed by Derek Adams for Ross County. He made 63 appearances for the Staggies, scoring five times, but was released at the end of the 2014-15 season.
In July 2015, Carey made the long move to Plymouth to reunite with Derek Adams on a one-year deal, becoming the new manager's fourth summer signing.
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