Wes Hoolahan continues football career by signing with Cambridge

Wed, Jul 29 2020

Wes Hoolahan celebrate scoring for Ireland at Euro 2016. Credit: Al Robinson (ETPhotos)

Cambridge United have signed Republic of Ireland international Wes Hoolahan ahead of the 2020/21 League 2 season.

The Dubliner has signed for The U’s on a one year deal which will take him through to next summer.

The former Shelbourne and Norwich City midfielder joins Cambridge after departing Australian side Newcastle Jets after spending a year Down Under.

Hoolahan had trained with his new club in pre-season last summer and even lined out for them in a number of pre-season friendlies before securing his move to the Australian A League.

“I was obviously on trial here for four weeks last year and I enjoyed my time,” the 38 year old said, speaking to the club’s website.

“I knew what the training ground was like, what the boys are all about and that all factored into my decision to sign.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity and hopefully I can reward the likes of Ben Strang and Mark Bonner who have kept this option open for me, during the forthcoming season.

“I’ve met with Mark last week and he’s said some great things, he’s passionate about the game and going forward it’s clear he wants the Club to succeed. I’ll enjoy working with him.

“I’m looking forward to the number of games you have to play in League Two, there’s a good amount of Saturday/Tuesday turnarounds, it will be a challenge but I really want to play as many games as I can. I want to play my role in pushing Cambridge United up the League.”