Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Wes Hoolahan has signed a one-year deal with Cambridge United, the League Two club has announced.

The 38-year-old last featured for Newcastle Jets in Australia's A League, having been released by West Bromwich Albion in 2019.

"It's a great move, I'm delighted to sign for Cambridge," he told the club website.

"Obviously, I was here last year on trial for four weeks and enjoyed my time here. I knew what the training ground's about and what the boys are about so I'm delighted I've signed."

Acknowledging his expected role as an elder statesman at Abbey Road, the former Shelbourne, Livingston, Blackpool and Norwich playmaker added that he hopes to impart his experience to the younger generation at his new club,

"I've got a lot of experience in the game and to help the young lads at Cambridge move forward and putting my imprint on the boys and good standards at training and stuff like that, hopefully it will rub off on them.

"I'm looking forward to the number of games you have to play in League Two, there’s a good amount of Saturday, Tuesday turnarounds, it will be a challenge but I really want to play as many games as I can. I want to play my role in pushing Cambridge United up the league."