Damien Delaney signs for Waterford ahead of new season
Damien Delaney has found a new club in the Airtricity League Premier Division.
Waterford FC have today announced the signing of the the former Crystal Palace, Hull City and Ipswich Town defender ahead of the upcoming season.
Delaney left hometown club, Cork City, by mutual consent before Christmas and was snapped up by Waterford in preparation for a campaign which will see Alan Reynolds' side enjoy Europa League football.
The former Republic of Ireland international admitted that the style of football employed by Reynolds, as well as the quality of the playing surface at the Regional Sports Centre, played a part in convincing him to join.
"I’m really looking forward to it," the 37-year-old told Waterford FC.ie. "I spoke to Alan and he told me the plans he has for the club and what he wants to do here and I want to be part of it.
"I played against the club last season of course and the pitch is excellent and they were a good footballing side, and I feel I still have a lot to give so it's great to be able to come in.
"Europe is massive for the club, too. The club did so well last season and deserve to be playing in Europe in 2019. I feel I can contribute to that and I’m really happy to do so.
"I finished with Cork in November and enjoyed Christmas but I can't wait to be back at it, back to work and looking forward to the season ahead."