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Former Leicester City defender Shane Flynn completes move to Waterford – The Home of Irish Football

Former Leicester City defender Shane Flynn completes move to Waterford – The Home of Irish Football

Waterford have completed the acquisition of defender Shane Flynn following the full-back’s departure from Leicester City.

Dublin-based Flynn, 22, has spent the last six years at Leicester after joining the Foxes in 2018 from Bray Wanderers.

He was part of Leicester’s squad for their Europa League match in 2021 and was also a substitute in their Premier League clash against Brighton at the Amex Stadium in March of that year.

The 22-year-old has made 48 appearances for Leicester City in the Premier League 2, as well as over 20 games in the Under-18 Premier League.

But his move to RSC will see him attempt to make his first appearance in professional football after being released by Leicester last month.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be here at Waterford,” he said. “This is my first experience of senior football and I’m really excited about it.

“I have been watching the whole season from afar, and the way the season has developed for the club has been getting stronger and stronger.”

Boss Keith Long – who knew the player from his days at Dublin side St Joseph’s – added: “He’s a player who can play in a number of different positions but he predominantly operates on the left.

“A good technical player with good game intelligence and good quality with his left foot. His passing range, both short and long, is very good.

“He is a quality player and I hope he complements the rest of the squad and the players we have at the club.”