Dundalk FC have announced the signing of former Chelsea Youths team captain Conor Clifford for the 2017 season.
The club just tweeted, ‘Dundalk FC are delighted to announce the arrival of Conor Clifford. The midfielder joins us from Boreham Wood. Full story to follow.’
Midfielder Clifford signed from Boreham Wood having also featured for Ireland’s u21 side 13 times.
Speaking to dundalkfc.com about signing for Dundalk Clifford expressed how Stephen Kenny was a huge factor, ‘“I am delighted to have signed with the club. I spoke with Stephen Kenny and things went well there so I can’t wait to get started. I trained with the lads earlier today and enjoyed it.
“Stephen was massive in my decision. I like the way that the team played last year and he has done great things with Dundalk. I am looking forward to playing under him so I am happy to be here. “
“I know Andy (Boyle) and Richie (Towell). They have been here and they are good friends of mine so I have been aware of what was going on at the club and how well they have been doing.
“I have seen them do well and they spoke so highly of the club before I came here. It was something that played was a big factor in coming here. The season can’t come quick enough. “
“Europe is something I am looking forward to this season. I watched Dundalk in the Champions League and Europa League last season and I was very impressed with them. The style of football was good and they played well.
“I want to do something similar this year. I want to help repeat that but I want to win trophies as well. I want to win things. That’s the aim and hopefully we can achieve that. “