New Zealand International Henry Cameron will line out for the Blues

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New Zealand International Henry Cameron in his new Limerick FC colours
New Zealand International Henry Cameron in his new Limerick FC colours

WITH local rugby followers occupied with the exploits of the All Blacks, Limerick FC have created their own connection to the land of the long white cloud with the signing of New Zealand international winger, Henry Cameron.

The New Zealand international arrived in Shannonside earlier this week and has signed a deal that will keep him on the Limerick FC books until the end of the 2018 season.

He said the decision to come to Ireland was an easy one as he prepares to renew his association with manager Neil McDonald.

New Zealand International Henry Cameron in his new Limerick FC colours
New Zealand International Henry Cameron in his new Limerick FC colours

The 20 year-old, who celebrated his birthday just last Wednesday, spent ten years at Blackpool and made his debut in the English Championship at the age of 17.

He sustained an injury on international duty in November 2015, at a time when he was working under McDonald at Blackpool, and this had a major effect on his progress in the English game.

The New Zealand international is back to full fitness and said: “I can’t wait to get started.”

“I think I bring a lot of pace to the team, direct play, crosses into the box and obviously hopefully a lot of goals. Hopefully, I’ll get a lot of game-time, put good performances in and help the team to finish as high as we can.”

Manager Neil McDonald is hoping for good performances from Cameron, who impressed the boss in the first part of the 2015/16 League One season before an anterior cruciate ligament injury sidelined him.

“I expect him to play well. I expect him to take people on and put the ball in the box. He’s a winger that can play both sides, which is excellent. He has two great feet.

“I hope that he adds to the squad and improves the squad. That’s why I’ve brought him here. There is no point in bringing anyone just to make up the squad. He will have to fight for his place after our good win on Friday night against Drogheda,” McDonald said.

Cameron will wear squad number 31 and the club are hopeful that his registration will be cleared as soon as possible.

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