Limerick have today announced the re-signing of Robbie Williams.
The English-born left-back has put pen to paper ahead of 2015 and in doing so is the first of Limerick’s squad to re-sign for the new season.
Commenting on the re-signing manager Martin Russell expressed his delight at having such an experienced option back in the squad again for next season.
“We’re delighted to have Robbie back in the group given his level of experience and playing ability,” Russell told limerickfc.ie.
“He will have a major part to play this season. His experience was a factor to blend into the squad with a lot of young players coming through. I’m looking at him playing a leading role in the season ahead.
“He was unfortunate to get an injury at the tail-end of last season but after I came on board his performances were of a high standard and we want to keep him at that level.”
Limerick will return to Markets Field next season after a 31-year drought of football at the ground and experienced defenders such as Williams will be a major positive influence in aiming to bring Limerick to within touching distance of European places next term.
Limerick finished bang in the middle of the table last season and will need to raise their game significantly next term if they are to improve and make the step-up to a side which can compete at that level.
The teams above them have strengthened, so it is now upto Russell and his team to find that magic ingredient which can bring them to a level beyond mid-table mediocrity as they embark on their first campaign under the former UCD boss.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena