Drogheda United confirm two more re-signings ahead of new season

Sat, Nov 21 2020

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First Division Champions Drogheda United have confirmed two more players in anticipation of the 2021 League of Ireland Season.

The Louth club announced that Jordan Adeyemo and Jack Tuite have re-signed with the club for next season.

Adeyemo is entering his fourth consecutive season for United having signed for the club in 2018 after leaving Shelbourne.

In 2019 he was part of the Drogheda Under 19 team that reached the National League semi-finals with Adeyemo scoring 18 goals along the way.

The forward scored twice for the club in eight appearances for the first team this past season.

“I have been with Drogheda now the last 3 years. I’ve enjoyed it and feel I’ve improved as a player under Tim and Kev.

“They’ve helped me a lot throughout the years and I’m happy to be here again for the new season,” Adeyemo said speaking to the club’s media team.

“It’s a great achievement winning the league. I believe we deserved it, it was such a tight season, our last game has to be the best for me. We knew what was on the line and we gave everything and got the reward.

“It shows how important every game is, every point gained and lost made the difference in us winning the league which at the end of the day was one point, but that’s just all the hard work we put in from the start of the season till the end.

“The main aim for anyone going up should be to stay and I think that will be our aim too. I’m buzzing to get started again and to play and show what I’m capable of.

“It’s going to be a whole different level, teams will be fitter, and more experienced so that will be a challenge for all of us and I think we can stick out this challenge with the strong squad we have.”

Tuite had spent time with Athlone Town, Shelbourne and Cabinteely before signing for Drogheda ahead of their First Division winning season.

He made 12 appearances in both the First Division and FAI Cup for Tim Clancy’s side in 2020.

“It was an easy decision to sign back and to play Premier Division football. Tim & Kev make it a place to really enjoy your football,” Tuite told the club’s website.

“I felt the season went well for me personally. I missed about four games with an injury but overall I think we deservedly won the league and that was our ambition at the start of the season.

“As a team we have to look at staying in the division and keeping our place in a league where Drogheda belongs. I’m sure over the coming weeks Tim and Kev will be letting us all know what they want to achieve.

“I really hope the supporters can come back. We saw the fans for the Longford and UCD games at home & it makes a massive difference.”

It’s been a busy time for manager Tim Clancy since the First Division came to its conclusion, the announcement of Adeyemo and Tuite brings his confirmed squad to 12 as the side prepare for the Premier Division in 2021.