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Georgie Poynton Credit Michael P Ryan

GREETING GEORGIE: Waterford FC Sign Georgie Poynton

Waterford FC is delighted to announce the signing of Georgie Poynton.

The former Republic of Ireland underage international joins the club for the 2019 season. The 21-year-old played for Dundalk for four seasons, including a loan spell with Bohemians in 2017. The versatile midfielder had joined St Pat’s for the 2019 season but now moves to the RSC to play for Alan Reynolds’ side.

Speaking to WaterfordFC.ie after signing, Georgie said:

“Once I heard there might be some interest from Waterford I wanted to come and play. I’m looking forward to coming in and meeting the lads now; I’ve played with Matthew Connor underage with Ireland and with Izzy at Bohs too.

“I’m a midfielder firstly, I can play at right back too and across the midfield. I like to get on the ball and I think Waterford will suit me with the way they like to play. I haven’t played for Alan Reynolds before but I was close to joining the club the year they won the First Division too, so I’m happy to get sorted and join now.”

Speaking to WaterfordFC.ie after confirming the signing, manager Alan Reynolds said: “I’m delighted to add Georgie to the squad. We’ve been trying to add more and Georgie gives us some versatility in midfield and cover in defence.

“It’s important with the squad that we have that we’ll need versatile players and that’s what Georgie has in abundance. He likes to play football the right way, get it down and knock it around so he’ll be a good addition to the squad.”