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Friday 24 November 2017

Callaghan hopeful Moore can fulfil promise at Bohs

BOHEMIANS boss Aaron Callaghan hopes that former Ireland U21 and Manchester City star Karl Moore can finally deliver on his potential with the Gypsies next season.

After a quiet pre-season so far, Bohs have made some moves in the transfer market over the weekend, signing attacking midfielder Moore from Shamrock Rovers, bringing in Dundalk midfielder Keith Ward and also adding St Patrick's Athletic defensive duo Evan McMillan and Derek Pender, while former Shelbourne star Dave Rogers is close to signing for Bohs.

Moore, 23, has spent two seasons in the League of Ireland since he left Eastlands, spending time with UCD, Galway United and Shamrock Rovers, but the Dubliner has yet to make a real impact in the league and Callaghan feels that Dalymount Park can be the ideal stage for the player next season.

"Karl has been floating around for the last while and has never really settled but I hope he can do that with us next season," Callaghan said. "He's a player who always had massive potential, he was highly regarded at Manchester City and played for the Irish U21s but for whatever reason, he hasn't made a real impact in the league here. But if he lives up to his potential he can be a massive player for us," added Callaghan. "Our squad has a bit more shape now with these signings. Derek Pender is a great signing and Evan McMillan has been one of the best young defenders in the league."

Bohs are building a completely new squad for the 2012 season with only one player retained from last season's squad, Owen Heary.

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