Limerick manager Martin Russell says that Aaron Greene “sees the potential
in the club”, after the forward dropped a division to join the Blues’
promotion push in the coming season.
Greene was at the Markets Field for Thursday night’s friendly against Cork
City and the Shannonsiders finally secured his signature having been
“working on it” for the past fortnight.
The 26-year-old – twice an FAI Cup winner with Sligo – netted nine league
goals for Saint Patrick’s Athletic last season including three strikes in
two wins over Limerick, although his side were on the end of a 3-1 defeat in
Garryowen in September.
And Russell believes the experience of that night showed Greene what could
“It’s one of those where Aaron was aware of what has been happening in the
Markets Field,” Russell told LimerickFC.ie. “He is already familiar with a
couple of our players and he sees the potential in the club.
“We have been working on it for the past couple of weeks and we are glad to
have now secured his services. That calibre of player will add to what we
already have – it’s another step forward for us.”
Greene could feature in next Tuesday’s Munster Senior Cup semi-final at Cobh
Ramblers (kick-off 7.30pm) if his registration is processed in time.
Limerick could be further boosted by the debut of striker John O’Flynn in
the following Saturday’s friendly visit of Galway United, with the former
League & FAI Cup winner close to a return following a knee injury.
“We will try to get as healthy competition as possible,” Martin said when
asked if he was now happy with his attacking options. “We have yet to see
John in a shirt, so we’ll look at it as it goes, but Aaron and John when fit
make us quite potent.”
Greene also previously played with Galway United, Bohemians and Shamrock