Oxford United have completed the signing of defender Fiacre Kelleher from Celtic on a two-year-deal, with a further one year option.
The 21-year-old centre half, six foot five, is from Cork and has previously been on stand-by for the Republic of Ireland squad while also spending time on loan at Peterhead. He told us:
“I’m really pleased to be joining. It’s a fantastic club and they have done really well over the last few years. At this stage in my career I want to test myself, be part of the first team and play regularly. Now I’m looking forward to joining up with the lads in pre-season.”
Chairman Darryl Eales said:
“Fiacre is one of the players we had talked about at length and one that Michael and the recruitment team had identified as an excellent defender with bags of potential. With Curtis Nelson, Charlie Raglan and Aaron Martin already here we are going to have plenty of competition for the defensive positions.
“It is a deal that had been in the pipeline for a few weeks and we are delighted to welcome Fiacre to the club.
“We are very aware of the speculation regarding the managerial situation but we never lose sight of our overall plan which remains to build a strong and successful team for the coming season. Work goes on behind the scenes in all departments as ever, and our scouting and recruitment staff continue to excel in bringing exciting young players with fantastic attitudes to Oxford United.”