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Football | Wes Hoolahan joins Cambridge United

Updated: Sep 19, 2022

Wes Hoolahan has joined Cambridge United on a one-year deal.

The former Republic of Ireland international joins the League Two club ahead of the 2020-21 season after the expiry of his contract with Australian club Newcastle Jets.

Hoolahan, 38, previously trained with Cambridge last year ahead of his eventual move to the A-League for a season.

"We are delighted that Wes has joined us and the quality and experience he will bring us makes him a really strong addition to the team," Cambridge boss Mark Bonner told the club website.

'Wessi' will bring a wealth of experience to the 'U's', having made 489 club appearances, as well as representing the Boys in Green on 43 occasions.

“It’s a great move to a really good club and I’m delighted to sign for Cambridge United," the Dubliner said.

“I was obviously on trial here for four weeks last year and I enjoyed my time. 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.”

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