New Waterford United manager Stephen Henderson has added to his rapidly-developing squad by securing the services of Alan Carey, Kenny Browne and Kevin Waters for the coming season.

Starting his second stint on Suirside, Carey joins from Cobh Ramblers, following former team-mates Kevin Murray, John Kearney and Graham Cummins to the RSC. He previously signed from Cork City at the end of the 2003 season, and was a member of the team that reached the FAI Cup Final the following year, before moving to Ramblers early in ’05.

Since last seen in blue he has developed into an outstanding utility player, comfortable in midfield or anywhere across the back, and is a bit of a dead ball expert to boot.

Waters and Browne have both re-signed. The former is by far the longest serving member of the United squad, having lined out at Kilbarry every season bar one since 1999, and gives the team great strength and stability down the left side of midfield.

Browne has been a fixture in the side since 2006, and is one of the First Division’s best young defenders. All three will have vital roles to play in mounting a promotion challenge.

It’s hoped that the final pieces of Henderson’s team-building jigsaw will be in place in the coming days.