Ireland under-21 winger Simon Power joins Ross County on season-long loan from Norwich City

Thu, Jul 04 2019

Power in action for UCD in a pre-season friendly against Shamrock Rovers in 2017. Credit: Laszlo Geczo (ETPhotos)

Norwich City’s highly-rated Republic of Ireland under-21 international Simon Power will spend the next season north of Hadrian’s Wall with Scottish Premiership side Ross County.

The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan with Dutch second-tier side Dordrecht but, despite scoring on his debut against Jong Ajax, a calf injury interrupted his progress.

Power, who signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal with the Canaries in January before going on loan to Dordrecht, joined from UCD at the beginning of 2018.

The Wicklow native began his career with schoolboy club Greystones United and St Joseph’s Boys before joining Cabinteely, for whom he made one senior appearances, and then UCD in 2016.

He started once and featured three times as a substitute as Stephen Kenny’s under-21s finished fourth in last month’s Toulon Tournament, the first time Ireland have reached the final four.

“We are delighted to get Simon in,” County co-manager Stuart Kettlewell told the club’s official website.

“He is a young player that we see as having great potential and can play a great part in what we are trying to achieve at the club.

“Coming from Norwich City, he will have an excellent pedigree and is a player I am sure the fans will take to instantly.

“We also want to take the opportunity to thank Norwich City for allowing Simon to come here. Its really encouraging that clubs such as Norwich see value in sending young players up to us.

“With the importance of this season for us all, to be able to get good players like Simon in the door just helps us add a bit more strength to what we feel is becoming a really strong squad.”s