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Shamrock Rovers sign Seán Hoare and Chris McCann


Shamrock Rovers have announced the signings of Chris McCann and Sean Hoare for the 2021 season.

Stephen Bradley speaking to the clubs website on his new signing Sean Hoare:

“Sean fits everything we do. We tried to sign Sean a few years back and we didn’t get him but we’ve always liked him. He fits our type of profile for a defender and he’s very versatile. He’s a good age as well so he’s one we’ve liked for quite some time. He’s played in the league a long time and obviously been very successful. He’s played in Europe and knows what the league’s about. Everything about him suits the type of player we bring in. He’s only 26 but he has a lot of experience.

We’ve seen over the years in the league that he’s very good in both boxes at set plays. He’s very good defensively and attacking so he strengthens us in that department as well. There are so many attributes and areas that we liked about his game, there are many reasons we wanted him, and that was just one of them.

It’s important as a group that we keep improving. We have the best defensive record, our defenders have been excellent but we have to keep improving in everything we do – on and off the pitch. Sean represents a chance to do that so once he became available it was a no-brainer. I’m delighted that when we sat down with him and spoke about what we’re doing and how we do things, he was very positive about coming.”

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