Scott Allardice signs for Waterford for 2020

Tue, Dec 24 2019

Scott Allardice in possession for Bohemians in 2019. Credit: Martin Doherty (ETPhotos)

Scott Allardice has swapped Dalymount Park for the surroundings of the South East and the RSC as the Scottish midfielder has signed for Waterford ahead of the 2020 season.

Allardice, 21, spent 2019 at Bohemians where he enjoyed a strong debut season in the league of Ireland. Previously the midfielder had spent time at Dumbarton, East Fife and Dundee United before making the move to link up with Keith Long in January 2019.

“I spoke to Rennie a few weeks back. He set out his plan and targets for the season and I was delighted to be able to sign the contract,” explained Allardice.

“It’s nice when a gaffer has faith in you and he’s literally just told me to pick up where I left off last season. I want to play as much as I can, and I can’t wait to jump into pre-season in the coming weeks.

“The RSC is up there with one of the best around. The playing surface is fantastic and then you have a look at the facilities available and it’s a no-brainer.

“Waterford is a big club. So many players will say, when the fans are behind the team it’s a tough place to go.

“I had some good memories with Bohs, but I’m hoping for better ones this year in a blue shirt. Looking at the calibre of players Alan is bringing in, we’re going to have a strong side. I think we can all look forward to a good season. I’m here to be part of a winning side and I’m going to do everything I can do to make sure that happens.”

Having already secured Graham Cummins and Sam Bone for his new look 2020 squad, manager Alan Reynolds is happy to have secured another one of his top targets.

“It’s great to get Scott signed up for 2020. He did well last season in Bohs and played plenty of football so we think he’ll fit the bill.

“He’s a big, strong midfielder and he’s exactly the kind of player we’ll need this season.

“We’ve added Sam and Graham in the last few days too and there’ll be more to come soon.”