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Wes Hoolahan Makes Return To English Football

Wes Hoolahan Makes Return To English Football

Wes Hoolahan has signed a one-year deal with English League Two side Cambridge United.

The 38-year-old spent last year's pre-season at the club before eventually deciding on a move to Australia and A-League team Newcastle Jets. Due to injury, he made just six appearances for the club.

The Jets announced last month that though the season was yet to be completed due to Covid-19, Hoolahan would not be playing for them again this season.

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"I was obviously on trial here for four weeks last year and I enjoyed my time," Hoolahan told the Cambridge club website.

I knew what the training ground was like, what the boys are all about and that all factored into my decision to sign.

I’m grateful for the opportunity and hopefully I can reward the likes of Ben Strang and Mark Bonner who have kept this option open for me, during the forthcoming season. I’ve met with Mark last week and he’s said some great things, he’s passionate about the game and going forward it’s clear he wants the club to succeed. I’ll enjoy working with him.

I’m looking forward to the number of games you have to play in League Two, there’s a good amount of Saturday/Tuesday turnarounds, it will be a challenge but I really want to play as many games as I can. I want to play my role in pushing Cambridge United up the league.

Cambridge finished 16th in the incomplete 2019/20 League Two season.

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