Thursday 27 October 2016

Dubliner Dylan Watts has joined Premier League champions Leicester from UCD

Published 01/09/2016 | 15:32

Dylan Watts
Dylan Watts

Dylan Rock has joined Leicester City from UCD for an undisclosed fee.

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The Blackrock native has made twenty appearances for UCD in all competitions this season, scoring twice including a vital winner against Drogheda United at the end of June.

He was one of four UCD players which played a major part in the Ireland Schools side which won the Centenary Shield in 2015, and was also called up to Paul Doolin's Irish under 19 side for their UEFA European under 19 Championship Qualifiers in November where he started all three games.

The talented midfielder was very excited about his move to the Foxes.

"I'm really looking forward to the challenges ahead. It is a big opportunity for me, and it is brilliant to be joining the Premier League champions,2 he said.

"I'd like to thank Collie, Pat and Evan for giving me my opportunity in the first team and I owe a lot to them for believing in me at such a young age. Also to the players and all the staff around Ucd who were fantastic during my time there."

UCD coach Collie O'Neill said: "Dylan is one of the best players I've ever had the pleasure of working with, technically very good with good quick feet.

"He's made great strides in the last two years from not being a regular in our U19's to being one of the first names I put on the teamsheet for the first team. If he continues to make the same progression, then there's no reason why he can't eventually make his premiership debut."

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