LOI transfer wrap: Drew Baker joins Bohemians as Waterford and Finn Harps add to squad


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Bohemians have unveiled the loan signing of Drew Baker on loan from Fleetwood Town on a loan.

Baker, 20, was previously on the books of Manchester City and becomes Declan Devine’s 11th new recruit this season.

He can also play at right-back and centre-back for the Gypsies.

And Devine said: “For such a young player, he already has an invaluable amount of first team experience, and at a good level too, first with FC United and more recently in League One with Fleetwood.

“Like Kacper and Grant, Drew gives us great options at the back in terms of his quality and his versatility – he can play at centre-back and at right-back.

“We are really looking forward to working with him over the next few months and he will go straight into our squad going to Cork City tomorrow night.”

Baker’s Fleetwood teammate Tom Donaghy has also left the Cod Army on loan to move to the League of Ireland.

Donaghy is a goalkeeper who has predominantly played for Fleetwood at Under-21 level.

He has also been on loan at Farsley Celtic, playing alongside former Galway United and Dundalk winger Carlton Ubaezuonu at the National League North side.

He is the third played to join the Blues on loan from Fleetwood this season.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to it. It’s a good opportunity for myself. I know about the club from Fleetwood and I know Barry [Baggley] and Chris [Conn-Clarke] so it’ll be good to see a few familiar faces.

“My goal is to get into the team and stay in the team, that’s why I’m here. I’m mid-season in Fleetwood so I’m match fit which will hopefully help me with the club.

“It’s all about fighting for a place in the team and that’s what I’m going to do. I’ve heard really good things about the club and can’t wait to get started this week.”

Meanwhile, Finn Harps have signed striker Cian Lynch for the season ahead.

Lynch, 23, was previously on the books of Cabinteely in the League of Ireland before moving to the United States for his third-level education.

And his new boss Dave Rogers said: “We are delighted to sign Cian. He knows the league having come through the underage system here.

“But he showed a lot of courage in moving abroad to further his career as well as his personal development and pursue his studies.

“He is a striker with a real eye for goal, physical presence, mobile and with great hold up play and can bring others into the game around him.”