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Waterford sign Paddy Barrett on loan until the end of the season

Waterford FC have signed Dundalk defender Paddy Barrett on loan until the end of the season.

Barrett, a Waterford native signs after being with Dundalk since 2015 and winning multiple League titles, cups and being a part of the clubs Europa League run in 2016.

Speaking to the Waterford website, Barrett said, “When the opportunity arose to join Waterford on loan until the end of the season, I did not hesitate. It gave me the chance to help the club get back to the Premier Division. I’ve seen the team play this season and they’re so close to making a return to the top division. If I can play a part in that with six games remaining in the season, well I’ll be delighted to do so.

“It’s fantastic to see the crowds return to the RSC because I remember a time not so long ago when the club was in a bad place. The turnaround this season is unbelievable and the whole running of the club from top to bottom is on a whole new level so it’s great to see things moving in the right direction. I hope to bring my experience to the squad for the last six games so we can get things over the line and win promotion. It would be also great to get a good run in the cup. We’ve a home game against Shelbourne and there is no reason why we can’t make our presence felt in that competition.

“I’m looking forward to getting started with the lads and meeting up with them for training. We have a tough game against Cabinteely on Friday night. They are in great form and had a good win against UCD last week. I know from keeping in touch with the lads that Stradbrook isn’t an easy place to get a result so we’ll have to be ready for that game. But for now, it’s good to be back home and I’m really looking forward to helping Waterford make a return to the Premier Division.”

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