Rovers swoop in for Kavanagh

By Stephen Leonard

SHAMROCK Rovers have brought former Fulham player Sean Kavanagh on board for the season.

The 24-year-old made 27 appearances for the Championship club with loans spells at Mansfield Town (2015-16) and Hartlepool (2016-17).

Sean Kavanagh signing 20 02 18 

Kavanagh, who goes straight into the Hoops squad for Friday’s game against Dundalk pending International clearance, is relishing his new challenge in the Airtricity League saying "I'm delighted to be here.

“It's the biggest club in Ireland, so as soon as it comes knocking it's hard to say no.

“Stephen McPhail and Stephen Bradley rang me and it came about quite quickly over the weekend to get it done for today.

“I was really close to signing for Derry. I was just waiting for my deal to get sorted at Fulham, but Rovers came knocking and I'm a Dublin boy,” he explained.

Speaking about his latest signing, Rovers manager Bradley said "Damien Duff was with Sean at Fulham and made me well aware of him about a year ago, what type of player and character he was.

“He said if he became available we should definitely try and get him so we just kept tabs on him.

“When we knew he was agreeing to leave Fulham we made contact.

“He's been training at Derry and I know they liked him, but once we spoke to him, he said there's only one place he wanted to play.

“Sean's played at a really good level for a number of years now. He can play a number of positions, full-back, left or right-wing or centre-midfield.

“He has really good quality on the ball. He's a good professional, he wants to work hard and do his business right so it all just fitted for what we need,” he said.

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