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Shamrock Rovers sign Aaron Greene and Dylan Watts


Shamrock Rovers have announced the signings of Dylan Watts and Aaron Greene.

Speaking to the Rovers website, Stephen Bradley spoke about the signing of Greene:

“For me, Aaron at Bray the last couple of years has been one of the best players in the league. He’s dangerous from anywhere on the pitch and he scores goals. Aaron had a lot of interest from clubs in this country. He could have went anywhere really and we’re delighted that he’s picked us. I believe he adds a massive amount of pace and power to us in the attacking third of the pitch and that’s maybe something that we’ve been lacking. We’ve been after Aaron for a long time. We did make an offer for him last year and it was declined so we’re delighted to get him now.

I don’t think Aaron has a point to prove to anyone. He showed when he was at Bray what a good player he was. You have to look at what age he was and what was going on at the club during his first spell at the club. He’s a different man now to when he was here a few years ago, he’s matured and he’s settled down. Plus his [four-year-old] son is at the academy, Aaron has been around the club and knows what it’s all about. He wants to be around that. We won’t play Aaron against Celtic, he’ll need a few more sessions under his belt with the team but Dylan will play some part.”

On Dylan Watts, Bradley said:

“Dylan obviously had a lot of interest from clubs here and away so we’re delighted he’s seen his future here, the next part of his career and development at this club. I think it’s a very mature decision from someone very young. He could have been persuaded by things elsewhere but he’s seen what’s happening here and what we’re doing and wants to be part of that.  We’ve always liked Dylan, from the time he went from UCD and when he came back. He can do everything in midfield – he can start the game, play at the top of the game and score goals. He’s not an out and out number 10 or a sitter in midfield, he can play any position. His ability gives a different dimension to us. We were keen on him even before the Bohs game. He showcased it that night but we were well aware of him and knew the situation with Leicester and monitored it really closely. When we knew it was something we could do we went all out to get him.”

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