Limerick manager Martin Russell has confirmed that the club are signing Sunderland defender Thomas Robson on loan.
Robson is a left-back and has already played for the Black Cats senior team, having made his Premier League debut on the last day of the 2015-16 season.
The 21-year-old played the full 90 minutes as Sunderland drew 2-2 with Watford, and will be looking for more first team experience in the League of Ireland.
Russell confirmed the capture of Robson, but revealed that the move would be only temporary.
“Thomas has only just arrived into us and it’ll be a loan deal, at least until the summer,” Russell told the Mirror.
“We’ve been looking to get some defenders in as we’re a little bit light in that area going into the new season.
“Shane Tracy and David O’Connor are injured so we needed cover. We were particularly exposed at left-back.”