Drogheda United have announced the signing of former Limerick midfielder Sean Russell following his release from United Soccer League side Louisville City.
This weekend Russell appeared for Pete Mahon’s Drogheda United in a 5-0 mid-season friendly defeat to Ipswich Town and on Sunday was announced as the Boynesiders latest signing.
“Sean is a very tidy player who has great experience playing in the league,” Mahon told www.droghedaunited.ie.
“He’s been over in America since the turn of the year and we’re very pleased to add him to our squad. His fitness levels aren’t exactly where they need to be at the moment but that’s easy to improve when a player like Sean buys into what we’re trying to do.
“The most important thing for me is his ability. He loves getting on the ball and never shies away from a challenge and I hope he’ll have a big impact on the remainder of our season.”
The former UCD, Longford Town and Shelbourne player was signed by his father Martin at Limerick joined Limerick for the first time ahead of the 2015 season.
The midfielder went on to score three times in 30 league appearances but left the club when Limerick were relegated to the First Division following a two legged play-off defeat to Finn Harps.
However, he re-joined the Shannonsiders in April of 2016, scoring two goals in 17 appearances as Limerick cruised to the First Division title.
In January of this year, Russell made the move to USL side Louisville City, coached by former Ireland U-21 international James O’Connor.
Louisville City announced in May that they and Russell had mutually agreed to terminate his contract with the club. Russell had requested a release after finding it hard to settle at the American club.
"It’s our understanding he’ll look for other opportunities closer to home. We wish Sean the best with his future and thank him for his time at Louisville City,” O’Connor told www.louisvillecityfc.com following Russell’s departure.