NEW Limerick FC signing Danny Galbraith has “the potential to be one of the best players in the League of Ireland” according to club CEO John O’Sullivan.
Limerick announced the signing of the former Man Utd schoolboy - who has spent the last couple of seasons with Scottish club Hibernian before being released earlier this season - on Monday and O’Sullivan feels he has the potential to make a big impact.
“I think people are going to be very excited, he’s going to light up the league,” O’Sullivan enthused of the new recruit.
The signing can be seen as a coup for the club considering Galbraith, 22, reached an FA Youth Cup Final during his three-year spell with Utd.
Galbraith’s injury record while at Hibs may have put off some suitors to allow Limerick to take the initiative and sign him to a two-year contract. His fitness holds no concern for O’Sullivan, however, and he envisages clubs regretting not taking the plunge.
“He’s looking really sharp in training,” added O’Sullivan. “He keeps himself fit and he’s got a great attitude. I think as soon as he takes the field he’s going to be attracting a lot of attention from back across the water. That’s why it was important for us to tie him down to a two-year deal.”
Limerick have so far failed to record a win in pre-season, but the club has been more successful with their off-field endeavours, signing four new players over the last few days.
Versatile defender Robbie Williams, 28, who has played over 200 league matches in England for teams such as Blackpool and Barnsley has signed on for the season.
“He’s going to add a huge amount of experience and he’s versatile as well playing right across the back four but primarily at left full,” added O’Sullivan. “Again a huge quality signing and we’re looking forward to seeing him in action.”
And Craig Curran has signed on loan until June from Rochdale AFC. “Craig is a good addition, he’s been on loan at Chester recently and his strike rate was very good.
“They’ve (the new signings) given the dressing room a boost, it’s added a new challenge to the players that are there, that we’re bringing in top quality to the club,” said O’Sullivan.
Belgian striker and recent trialist Axel Bossekota, 23, also signed on for the season yesterday. Bossekota had a spell with Motherwell last year and has previously played in Cyprus and the lower divisions of the Belgian league. Limerick begin their season with a home tie against Cork City on Sunday, March 10, a game that is live on RTE..
The new signings along with the core of the promotion winning side of last year will get the chance to impress a national audience in their season opener. The match against Cork City has been moved Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 10 at 5.15pm to facilitate live coverage on RTE.