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Sean Murray signs long term deal with Dundalk


Dundalk FC are delighted to confirm that Sean Murray has joined the club.

The midfielder has signed a long-term contract with the Lilywhites, subject to international clearance and will link up with the squad immediately.

Murray is an Ireland underage international and has lined out for his country up until under-21, where he gained 11 caps and also was named FAI International Player of the Year at U21 level in 2014.

Murray began at Watford and went on to make almost 100 appearances for the Hornets in the English Championship. A loan spell at Wigan Athletic followed before permanent moves to Swindon Town and Colchester United followed, where he made 56 appearances across a season and a half ahead of his move to Denmark with Velje BK.

The 25 year-old lined out for us in the Jim Malone Cup win over Drogheda United on January 25th and has now finalised his transfer ahead of the start of the season on February 15th.

Speaking to after putting pen to paper, he was pleased to get the deal over the line.

“I have wanted this to happen for the past few weeks. Since I came in to train it has been amazing and I have loved it.

“To finally get it sorted it is a great feeling for me.

“I have got to know about the club and the league from being here. I had been aware of the club and the league since before I was here but seeing the club and hearing from the players first hand I have a better knowledge now.

“There has been a great couple of years here with the trophies and in Europe too. I want to add to that and win more for the club.

“European football was a big factor. It was huge for me and I wanted to do that. I have always wanted to play in Europe. I have never done that before in my career and it will be a great experience for me. “

Murray is looking forward to getting going straight away and has set his ambition of improving on last year’s double haul.

“We could have a good chance of making it far in European competition, we go into the Champions League qualifiers so I am looking forward to that.

“We have a lot of league matches to play before then and I just can’t wait to get started.

“I want to win everything. To win the league is the main objective. It is everything and everyone in the squad wants to retain the league and the cup.

We want to improve on last year and do even better than we did. There’s always ways to improve and hopefully we can have an even better year than last year.”

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