Drogheda United have confirmed three new signings for the new season along with contract extensions for Alan McNally and Alan Byrne.

Paul O’Conor and Graham Rusk join the 2012 Airtricity Premier Division runners-up from UCD, while David Cassidy has moved from Shelbourne. 

McNally and Byrne’s commitment makes it 16 players signed up by Mick Cooke for 2013.

Cooke is happy with the business he has done so far: "I’m very pleased that we’ve been able to secure so many good players ahead of the Christmas break."

"I think some of the players I’ve had my eye on have been overshadowed by others in their previous clubs" - Mick Cooke

He added: "All these players will be having the usual medical tests next week and then we’ll have a month off before starting straight into training on the 5 January.

"I think some of the players I’ve had my eye on have been overshadowed by others in their previous clubs and I believe that they will really come into their own in Drogheda and play a major part in our plans for next season."