Bohemian FC sign midfielder Brian McManus from Shelbourne

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Bohemian FC is delighted to confirm the signing of midfielder Brian McManus from Shelbourne.

The Dubliner, 22, goes straight into contention for Friday’s SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division opener against Sligo Rovers.

Welcoming McManus to Dalymount Park, manager Declan Devine said: “Brian ticks all the boxes and, for a player of his age, has a lot of experience and has already played a lot of games in the League of Ireland.

“He is a player that really impressed me any time I watched him for Shelbourne last season and he gives us real qualities in the middle of the park where we needed to strengthen in terms of his defensive qualities.

“I feel we have great competition for places in midfield now and in Brian we have a very talented young player who is really looking to push on now.

“We had him in at training today and met all the staff and players, he was a breath of fresh air and we are really looking forward to working with him.”

McManus came through the ranks at St Kevin’s before spending two years at Preston North End, returning to Ireland to play for Shelbourne in 2020.

He said: “I am absolutely delighted to sign for Bohs. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind but I am delighted to be here.

“I grew up playing with Dawson Devoy and Ross Tierney at St Kevin’s so I know a lot about the club from following them.

“I know that after losing the cup final last year, that the manager and players here really want to push on this season. It’s a big club and everyone here wants to be back playing in Europe so I can’t wait to get started here.”

First-team players signed for 2024 so far (22): James Akintunde, Keith Buckley, Cian Byrne, Kacper Chorazka, James Clarke, Dylan Connolly, Robert Cornwall, Luke Dennison, Jordan Flores,  Danny Grant, Paddy Kirk, Bartlomiej Kukulowicz, Michael Lilander, Brian McManus, James McManus, Declan McDaid, Adam McDonnell, Martin Miller, Nickson Okosun, Sten Reinkort, Dayle Rooney, James Talbot.

 

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