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Former Ireland Defender Sean St Ledger Has Found Himself A New Club

Sean St Ledger and Shay Given of the Republic of Ireland celebrate after the play off victory over Estonia and qualify for Euro 2012 (Photo by Matthew Ashton/AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)

Former Ireland defender Sean St. Ledger has joined hometown club Solihull Moors after nearly a year out of football.

The former Preston, Middlesbrough, Leicester and Ipswich man has been without a club since leaving Colorado Rapids.

The 32-year-old opened up about his injury problems in the past and will return to the non-league after his career was under threat.

“I’ve not played a lot of football recently so it will be good for me to get some game time, but I want to help try and get the team up the table – that’s the main aim, he told Solihull’s official website.

“I hope my experience will help. We need to win games and start winning them quickly. We all want to try and keep Solihull in the National League, we don’t want to drop down.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge, the games are going to benefit me and hopefully I can help Solihull get back up the table.”

St. Ledger was linked with a move to the League of Ireland a few months ago but will now return to his native Solihull following the club’s announcement, where Irish underage player Fiacre Kelleher is on loan from Oxford United.

St. Ledger won 37 caps for Ireland between 2009 and 2013, setting up an unlikely but formidable partnership with Richard Dunne. He scored Ireland’s opening goal of Euro 2012 against Croatia.

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Nick Menezes
Nick is a soccer, GAA and rugby fanatic who has a worrying obsession with the Irish football team. His articles focus on Irish football and he also writes some light-hearted pieces, particularly quirky starting XIs.