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Zambra’s back in town!

Dean one of four players to join the Seagulls


Dean Zambra is one of four players who have joined Bray Wanderers.

Dean Zambra is one of four players who have joined Bray Wanderers.

Dean Zambra is one of four players who have joined Bray Wanderers.


Dean Zambra, Sean Callan, Dean Casey and Michael Kelly have joined the Bray Wanderers charge ahead of the 2022 season.

The Seagulls will host Cork City in the First Division opener in just 23 days and Zambra, Callan and Casey will both hope to be involved when the Rebels come to town.

Zambra should be no stranger to Bray fans. He has lined out in the Green and White over 150 times and was almost eligible a testimonial before emigrating. He returned to these shores and rejoined the League of Ireland when he signed for Longford Town in 2017 where he won promotion and suffered relegation with De Town.

He has a wealth of experience and is thus far the oldest member of the playing squad at 33.

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Sean Callan will be hoping 2022 is kinder to him than 2021. Expectations were high when he signed from Shamrock Rovers II last term, but an injury-hit season restricted him to just six appearances.

Dean Casey is another of the former Cabo brigade. He has proven to be very dangerous from a dead-ball situation. His ex-clubs are Bohemians – where he won Young Player of the Year – Athlone Town and Cabo.

Michael Kelly is expected to fulfil the role of back-up goalkeeper. He has featured for Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians, Longford Town and Cabinteely in his career and should provide stiff competition for the number one jersey to Stephen McGuinness.

All four men were involved on Saturday as Wanderers came from 2-0 down to overcome Shamrock Rovers 2-3.

Zambra slotted into midfield in the first half, with Callan, Casey and Kelly coming on at half-time as Pat Devlin swapped XIs at the interval.