St Patrick’s Athletic midfielder James Chambers has agreed a deal to move to United Soccer League side Bethlehem Steel.

Chambers is coming of the back of an impressive season for the Saints, helping them to a fourth-placed finish in the Airtricity Premier Division and being voted the club’s player of the year.

The former Shamrock Rovers, Drogheda United and Shelbourne man won the FAI Cup with the Inchicore outfit in 2014 but will try now his luck Stateside with Bethlehem, who play in the third tier of US soccer and are a feeder club to MLS side Philadelphia Union.

Chambers tweeted: "Thanks for all the good luck messages. Excited for a fresh challenge!”

The 28-year-old is one of eight new names added to Bethlehem's playing roster.

“We’re very happy with the group we’ve been able to assemble ahead of our first season,” head coach Brendan Burke said.

“There’s really a strong mix of experience, both in USL and overseas, as well a promising blend of young players who we’re confident can take the next step in their professional careers.

"We’re looking forward to officially getting everyone together for preseason and begin to prepare for our first match on March 26.”