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Waterford Pair Set for Town Trial
Wednesday, 9th Aug 2017 10:57

Waterford youngsters Aaron Drinan and John Martin are reportedly set to join the Blues on trial.

According to the Irish Mirror, 19-year-old Drinan and Martin, 18, will get their chance to impress Mick McCarthy this week.

Drinan is a striker who only recently joined Waterford from Cork City’s youth set-up, making his debut as a late sub in a 1-1 draw with Cabinteely on Friday. He has won caps with the Republic of Ireland’s home-based U19s side.

Martin, also a frontman, is an Irish U18 international who has become a regular in the Waterford side this season.

Waterford are currently top of the League of Ireland First Division (second tier) by seven points having received significant financial backing from former Norwich striker Lee Power, who took over as owner late last year.

Mick McCarthy previously recruited former Blues striker Daryl Murphy from Waterford when Sunderland boss back in 2005, beating Town to the future Ireland international’s signature.

Former Blues Stephen and Noel Hunt also hail from the city in south-east Ireland.

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Ferguson added 11:02 - Aug 9
Good to take a look. Seems to have been a theme of homesickness with Irish lads who've come over here in the past, so if they're good enough for the shirt I hope they feel at home.

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BobbyBell added 11:11 - Aug 9
Always good to take a look at young players we just might find a gem that the big club scouts have missed.
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Mullet added 12:00 - Aug 9
Drinan's goal and subsequent penalty miss against Roma in the Youth Cup can be seen here

http://www.newstalk.com/Late-show-from-Roma-overturns-Cork-City-in-UEFA-Youth-Le

Although in the same competition it shows he can clearly take a spot kick here http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4y5a18

John Martin goals here seems he's a tap in specialist

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guentchev added 12:35 - Aug 9
No harm in having players in on trial.
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gosblue added 22:00 - Aug 9
Maybe our U23s are a bit short handed as there's a few of them in the first team
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brian_a_mul added 22:47 - Aug 9
These guys are playing in a competitive league and fighting for an opportunity to progress as professionals, seeing Dozier, downes, nydam, kenlock in the first team should give any aspiring youngster motivation to get to same level at their age with Town.
Will be interesting to see how they get on.
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brian_a_mul added 22:47 - Aug 9
These guys are playing in a competitive league and fighting for an opportunity to progress as professionals, seeing Dozier, downes, nydam, kenlock in the first team should give any aspiring youngster motivation to get to same level at their age with Town.
Will be interesting to see how they get on.
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Pilgrimblue added 09:42 - Aug 10
Waste of time. Why not look further afield like Spain or Portugal
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Seasider added 15:30 - Aug 10
Back to the Emerald Isle once again;but like Pilgrimblue think they could look more at the European mainland.

Celina the Kosovan looked excellent the other night,and he was hoovered up by Man City.

I realise that they have vast sums to spend on everything,including no doubt an extensive scouting network;but I remember when we had Romeo Zondervan as our European Scout who had the advantage, I recall, of having a pilots licence.

There are several of our old players dotted around the Continent.Frans wasn't working full time when he was last over here,I recall;and Pablo in Spain.

Don't have to be full time as don't think they are in Ireland,because these days much can be done from the armchair;but these clips often put together by agents will only show the good bits.
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