Finn Harps have signed American midfielder Will Seymore who says he has "a chip on his shoulder" ahead of the new campaign.
Seymore helped Sligo Rovers to a fourth-placed finish and European qualification in 2020, but he now heads to their neighbours where he's hoping to justify Harps boss Ollie Horgan's faith in him.
Born in the States, Seymore spent time at Colchester and Cambridge before returning to the USA to play for Oregon State. After being drafted by FC Dallas, he joined Whitecaps FC 2, then FC Cincinnati, before having a spell at Reno 1868. He arrived at Sligo 13 months ago.
"Ollie was a big reason that I signed to be honest," he told the Finn Harps club website.
"Leaving Sligo was disappointing but when Ollie got in touch and we spoke he was very straight with me. My conversations with him definitely lit a fire under me to come and prove a point in the league and I can't wait to get going.
"Growing up I played a lot of lower league level in England where it's very physical and so coming to Ireland I had some idea on what to expect on the differences compared to in the US. I really enjoyed my time last season.
"When I left Sligo I knew I wanted to stay in Ireland. I really enjoy being here and I definitely have a bit of a chip on my shoulder now too to show what I can do."
Horgan was thrilled to get his man, adding: "Will is a good lad and definitely fits a need in the squad. He has plenty of experience and is hungry to push on and improve himself now so we’re delighted to have him signed up."
Meanwhile Cork City have confirmed that Dylan McGlade has signed on for 2021.
"I'm delighted to be signing back with Cork City and to be honest it was always my intention to stay," said the attacker.
"I really enjoyed working with Colin [Healy] towards the end of last season and enjoy the type of football he wants to play. Obviously it was disappointing how it ended last season but Colin is putting together a talented squad and I can’t wait to get back in with the lads and get to work helping the club get back to where it should be."