Dundalk sign former Liverpool youngster Daniel Cleary

Dundalk  have completed the signing of former Liverpool defender Daniel Cleary ahead of the 2018 season kick-off.

Cleary, 21, is a former Republic of Ireland youth international and joins Stephen Kenny’s side on a two-year deal having previously played for Birmingham City.

“I’m delighted to get settled in and I’m looking forward to the games kicking in on Friday,” Cleary told the official Dundalk website. “I’m ready to go now, I can’t wait for it to start and get points on the board.”

The centre-back, who can also play on the left or right, as well as midfield, began his career at Liverpool and spent five seasons on Merseyside before signing for Birmingham City, who released him in January.

Bohemians beat Rovers to sign Leeds striker

Meanwhile, Bohemians have stolen a march on their bitter rivals Shamrock Rovers to sign striker Eoghan Stokes from Leeds United.

Like Cleary, the 21-year-old Stokes is a former Ireland youth international and he will be available for the first game of the season – against Rovers – pending international clearance.

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