Bohemian FC confirms signing of defender Jake Carroll

Jake Carroll

Bohemian FC is delighted to confirm the signing of experienced defender Jake Carroll.

Having started his career with St Patrick’s Athletic, the full-back returns to League of Ireland football after a decade in England and Scotland where he amassed over 200 appearances most notably with Hartlepool United, Cambridge United and Motherwell.

Having trained with Bohs since pre-season as he recovered from a serious knee injury, the 32-year-old is back to full fitness and cannot wait to get started.

Welcoming Caroll to Dalymount Park, manager Alan Reynolds said: “Jake has been with the club now for a number of months and we have seen first hand the experience and quality he can add to this team.

“He has gained great experience of playing at a really good level in both England and Scotland and I believe will be an outstanding addition to the squad. He has great leadership qualities too, and we can’t wait to get him back playing.”

Carroll said: “I am delighted, it has been a long time coming. I’ve been with the group a while now, so it is great to finally get it done.

“There’s a really good group here, a good mix of youth and experience, and they have been really good with me.

“I have had some good conversations with the manager and with Stevie O’Donnell too since he’s come in. There is a really good group and structure here, including the medical staff who have been brilliant with me since I came in.

“It was a difficult injury that I had, and I have worked tirelessly to get back from it. When you have an injury like that, it is important to have confidence in your medical team and that’s what I have had here since I’ve come in.

“They have got me to a great stage now where I am ready to rock, and now I want to play as much as possible and achieve something with this club.

“There are young defenders here too who I want to help along the way. They want to learn too, which is great. As you get older, you take on more responsibility and that’s what I am looking to do. It’s great to be home now and back in the league.”

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