Waterford have announced the signing of Republic of Ireland Under 21 international Robbie McCourt ahead of the Premier Division season.
McCourt most recently played in the League of Ireland for Bohemians before departing the club at the end of last season and moving to Tolka Rovers.
The 21-year-old played his schoolboy football with St Kevin’s Boys and moved to West Bromwich Albion in 2013 where he spent five years before returning to Ireland.
“I’m delighted to have gotten the call from Rennie. I can’t wait to get back playing and judging by his plans for the season Waterford is the club where I’m going to enjoy my football,” McCourt told the club’s website.
“I’ve never worked with Alan before, but speaking to people who have you know he knows what he’s doing. He’s already assembled a nice little squad here and I can’t wait to further add to that.
“I was down training today, and the bunch of lads here are great. Everyone seems to buzz off one another. Obviously, I played with Scott [Allardice] at Bohemians, and I’ve known Mick O’Connor since we were about ten.
“I’ve seen the facilities and they’re great. You walk into the dressing room here in the RSC, and it has the feel of an English club about it. It’s so professionally done. We drive in in the morning and we have everything here. There’s such a top-quality feel to it here.
“Everyone here is already working hard, and eager to get going next month. We’re going to give it everything we have to get points on the board week in, week out and grab onto a European spot, if not go further.”
The Blues kick off their Premier Division campaign away to St Patrick’s Athletic on Friday 14 February (kick-off 7.45pm).