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Adams' joy at return of Hoolahan

NORWICH City boss Neil Adams says he is relieved to have Ireland man Wes Hoolahan back to full fitness after a two-month absence.

Hoolahan came off the bench for the Canaries in Saturday's 5-0 win over Huddersfield after recovering from a foot injury.

"Wes is a unique talent. There is not too many like him, if any, and he was absolutely itching to get on," said Adams.

"I turned around and looked at him to tell him to get ready and he was almost ready to go. He was desperate to get on and we're delighted he is back with us."

Drogs sign Kavanagh

DROGHEDA United have made their second close-season signing with the capture of UCD man James Kavanagh.

The midfielder has ended a four-year stay at UCD and opted to hook up with John McDonnell at United Park next season.

"It feels great to sign for Drogheda. I think it's a really exciting challenge to play at a new club in the Premier Division and hopefully we will be successful together as a team," said Kavanagh, who follows Alan Byrne (Athlone Town) in moving to Drogheda.

Meanwhile Barry Molloy has become the latest player to leave Derry City after he moved to Irish League side Crusaders.

Ciaran Gallagher and Danny Ventre have also left the Brandywell club while Rory Patterson has been linked with a move away.


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