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Wes Hoolahan To Train With Cambridge United Ahead Of New Season

2016 UEFA European Championship Group E, Stade de France, France 13/6/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Sweden Ireland's Wes Hoolahan celebrates scoring the first goal of the game with Glenn Whelan and Robbie Brady Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Former Irish international Wes Hoolahan will be joining League Two Cambridge United to train with the first team squad during the opening weeks of pre-season.

Hoolahan spent last season at Championship club West Brom but didn’t see much first-team action at the Hawthorns starting just four games throughout the year.

The 37-year old however could see more regular football at Cambridge United, who he will train with for two weeks during the pre-season while, according to the club’s website, he “considers an offer” from them.

Hoolahan played over 300 times for Norwich City and worked under current Cambridge boss Colin Calderwood during his time at Carrow Road.

Speaking to Cambridge-news.co.uk, Calderwood outlined that Hoolahan’s experience at various levels of the game is a huge reason why he wants to bring him to the club.

“It’s his experience of coming from higher levels and the Premier League and international football, that’s the attraction to me and I want to have that around the environment,” the head coach said.

“It’s a terrific name for us but only if everything falls into place a little bit, but I’m hoping that they do.”

The creative midfielder will still bring a cutting edge to the League Two club should he sign, despite his age, with Irish fans more than familiar with what Hoolahan can do in the final third.

Hoolahan retired from international football in February 2018 after winning 43 caps for the Boys in Green and scoring three goals.

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