First Division Galway United have unveiled the re-signing of midfielder Stephen Christopher ahead of the 2020 campaign.
Christopher made the move to Corribside from Cobh Ramblers in August, where he made over 100 appearances for the Rams over a five-year stint.
Joining the club late in the season and only making 7 appearances, Galway United manager Alan Murphy admits he is pleased to retain the services of Christopher.
“We turned a corner when Stephen signed and he was able to play in a number of positions and he gave us some real experience,” Murphy told his club’s media team.
“We’re really looking forward to seeing what he can do next season. When Stephen comes to Galway and he’s really settled here, he can become part of the furniture.
“His potential will be huge, he has the ability to play in a number of positions, he’s a really smart guy in terms of his football intelligence and a model professional that will set standards.
“They’re brilliant traits to bring to any dressing room and to any squad.”
The Tribesmen boss added; “Last season we were very young and very inexperienced, Stephen really showed his worth with the wealth of experience that he possesses at such a young age.
“There are not many players in the league of his age that will have played as many games as he has, that’s a real plus and a real positive.
“Stephen is going to be a huge part of what we’re trying to achieve next season, he’s ready and raring to go.
“When I spoke to him about signing for 2020, it was an easy conversation because he’s hugely ambitious and just wants to get started now.”