Wexford sign four ahead of First Division run in

Sun, Jul 14 2019

Wexford Credit: Steve Alfred (ETPhotos)

Wexford FC have strengthened their squad with a quartet of signings ahead of the culmination of the 2019 SSE Airtricity League First Division season.

Conor English, who returns to Ferrycarrig Park having won the First Division title with Wexford back in 2015, arrives from Leinster Senior League outfit Freebooters AFC.

After finalising the deal the forward spoke to the Wexford FC media team about his delight at returning to Wexford.

“I'm delighted to be back," said English. "I've much more games under my belt now. When I was here before I was just 18 but after the last few years with Evergreen and Freebooters and all that extra experience I think I'm a far better player, I'm ready to give it a good go anyway.”

Wexford have struggled so far this campaign, sitting rock bottom of the First Division table with just two wins to their name in 20 games.

Although results haven’t been going their way English has been following Brian O’Sullivan’s side’s performances and believes it's only a matter of time before their positive play yields better results.

"The lads have been playing some good football so I'm sure the results will come soon enough. It's a confidence thing too really, you get a point here and a point there and you start to get a run going. I've no doubt we can move up the table."

Young defender Daryl Walsh has also joined Wexford, arriving on loan from Waterford.

At just 19 years of age, Walsh already boasts a decent career having played at senior level with the Blues while also captaining the Irish schools squad back in 2017. He also featured for the Republic of Ireland in the 2017 European Championships.

Walsh, who like Brian O’Sullivan is also a Tramore native, spoke of his delight at getting the chance to play regular first team football shortly after the loan switch was confirmed.

"It's been going really well there, training full time but I'm happy to get the opportunity to come to Wexford and develop further. Breener (David Breen, Wexford FC Assistant Manager) was Manager of the 19s two years ago so it's a great help already knowing how he likes to play and of course Sully (Brian O'Sullivan, Wexford FC Manager) is obviously from Tramore." 

Like Walsh, Shane Griffin has made the move from the RSC to Ferrycarrig Park for the remainder of the season.

Having featured against the likes of Bray and Galway during cup ties for Waterford this year, Griffin is aware of the standard of football on show in the First Division.

"I'm happy to get a chance to come down here and get playing and show what I can do. Hopefully I'll get minutes under my belt and get more experience. I've already played games against Bray and Galway this season in Cup matches with Waterford so I know it's a tough division but I'm looking forward to getting started."

Meanwhile 25 year-old midfielder Steven Lawless has also joined Wexford from Leinster Senior League outfit Newbridge Town where he returned after spending time working as a strength and conditioning coach with Swedish giants Malmo.