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'People worry about football but we have to get this under control' - The life of an Irish player in lockdown England

Adam Rooney completed a transfer on the day the British government announced a shutdown of all sports - it was another twist in a varied football career

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Adam Rooney has moved from Salford City to Solihull Moors but has yet to meet his new team-mates. Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images

Adam Rooney has moved from Salford City to Solihull Moors but has yet to meet his new team-mates. Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images

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Adam Rooney has moved from Salford City to Solihull Moors but has yet to meet his new team-mates. Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images

Adam Rooney speaks modestly about his abilities as a player, claiming that his instinct for being in the right place at the right time compensates for areas where he lacks outstanding attributes.

His track record would validate the argument that he's being harsh on himself but, either way, 2020 has provided the real-life reminder that there are some things you just can't anticipate.

The 32-year-old striker completed his transfer to promotion-chasing Solihull Moors on the day that English football was basically shutting down and, with the National League (the old Vauxhall Conference) season over, he doesn't know when he'll make his debut.