Waterford FC have moved to strengthen their squad by signing Latvian international Renars Rode and former Bray midfielder Cory Galvin.

Rode joins the club after a recent spell with Negeri Sembilan in the Malaysian Super League, while Galvin joins after playing for Bray Wanderers earlier in the season.

Latvian international Rode has played for a number of clubs in different countries including Skonto FC, FK Ventspils, SK Sigma Olomouc and Rīgas Futbola Skola in Latvia; FK Teplice in Czech Republic; Cape Town City in South Africa, before joining Negeri Sembilan in the Malaysian Super League.

The defender, with four full international caps, made his full international debut in 2013 in a 2–1 World Cup qualifying victory over Lithuania. The 29-year-old scored his first international goal in 2013 in a World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.

Midfielder Cory Galvin, 22, spent time at the club during the 2015 season having previously played for Ipswich Town. Galvin went on to play for Cobh Ramblers before returning to the RSC in 2016.

Manager Alan Reynolds said: "Getting the two lads signed up was a priority this week and I’m delighted to get both sorted.

"Renars is a defender with plenty of experience and he gives us good options. He’s done well since he’s come in and I’m glad to have him here.

"Cory is a tricky winger who’s played against us this season and done well. He’s pacy and likes to get at defenders. He’s played at the RSC a few years ago so we’re happy we’ve been able to pick him up too."

Galvin is in the final stages of recovering from a knee injury, while Latvian Rode is awaiting international clearance.

The Blues continue to push for European football next season and sit comfortably in third place, four points ahead of Shamrock Rovers.