Bohemians have continued to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season with the signing of striker Sam Byrne and midfielder Scott Allardice.

Allardice, 20, joins the Dublin club from Dundee United after a month long loan spell, having spent nine years at Tannadice as he came up the ranks from underage to the first team.

Gypsies manager Keith Long said: "Scott is someone we’ve been aware of and monitoring for a number of months.

"We brought him over earlier in the month to have a closer look at him and he’s impressed us in training."

Byrne is a former Manchester United, Everton and Ireland U21 striker, and joins on a free transfer from Dundalk.

Like Allerdice, the 23-year-old signed after a month on trial at the club and having scored the final goal - from the penalty spot - in last night's 4-0 pre-season friendly win against Longford Town.

Long, who has known Byrne since his schoolboy days at St Joseph's Boys, said: "Sam is a player who I have known for many years. I am pleased that we are in a position to try and help him rediscover his undoubted potential and ability."