Limerick FC have secured the signature of striker Aaron Greene. Greene, who is 26, has signed for the First Division side from St. Patrick’s Athletic.
Limerick manager Martin Russell has heralded the arrival of the former Sligo Rovers and Bohemians front-man as a step forward for his side, who are building towards the new season and the prospect of a promotion race. Russell had significant exposure to Greene last season; the player scoring three times for St. Pat’s in two victories over the Garryowen based team.
Speaking to the clubs official website, Russell, himself a former St. Pat’s player, as well as an assistant manager in Inchicore, said, “It’s one of those where Aaron was aware of what has been happening in the Markets Field. He is already familiar with a couple of our players and he sees the potential in the club”.
“We have been working on it for the past couple of weeks and we are glad to have now secured his services. That calibre of player will add to what we already have – it’s another step forward for us.”
Greene, who was at Markets Field on Thursday night to watch his future colleagues face Cork City in a pre-season game, further boosts the sides attacking options. He and former Peterborough striker John O’Flynn will help fill the void created by the departure of Dean Clarke to Shamrock Rovers.
Russell added,“We will try to get as healthy competition as possible. We have yet to see John in a shirt, so we’ll look at it as it goes, but Aaron and John when fit make us quite potent.”
Here is Greene’s goal against Limerick in June of last year.