December 3, 2020
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Versatile midfielder signs for Waterford FC ahead of new season

Waterford FC have moved to further bolster their squad with the signing of versatile 21-year-old Robbie McCourt.

The midfielder, who can also play in defence, had been a free agent since parting company with Bohemians in September.

Waterford FC manager Alan Reynolds said he’s “delighted” to have McCourt on board for the new season.

Reynolds said of his new signing: “He’s a great talent, who wants to prove some people wrong. He’s a strong, young player who fits into what we are trying to achieve here. He has a real appetite to succeed here.”

McCourt, who hails from Glasnevin in Dublin, spent five years on the books at West Brom, who he moved to from St Kevin’s Boys. However, the former Republic of Ireland U19 international was unable to make a first-team breakthrough at the Hawthorns.

He said: “I’m delighted to have gotten the call from Rennie [Alan Reynolds]. 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.

“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.”

Waterford FC kick off their Premier Division campaign at St Patrick’s Athletic on February 14.

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