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Newly-promoted Limerick have appointed former Celtic and Birmingham coach Malky Thomson as assistant manager ahead of the new season

Airtricity Premier Division side Limerick have announced that Malky Thomson has been appointed as assistant manager at the club.

Speaking about his appointment, Thomson, 42, said that he was 'delighted' to have joined Limerick and that he was looking forward to working with manager Stuart Taylor.

"I've been at a variety of clubs," he said. "Aberdeen, Hibs, Celtic, Dundee United, Inverness Caley Thistle, Birmingham and Al Ahli under ex-Irish International David O'Leary."

He continued: "I am delighted to join Limerick FC as assistant manager. I have been very impressed by the club and the young squad we have been working with over the past few days. I've always been all about getting on the training field and trying to help players with new techniques.

"I am delighted to be working with Stuart and hope to help him develop the players and the club into something all the people of the Midwest can be proud of and hope they come and support Limerick FC playing good attractive football in Thomond Park this season."

Limerick boss Stuart Taylor hailed Thomson's experience in the game and said that his fellow Scot would 'add so much' to the team in the coming season.

He said: "I am delighted to get someone of Malky's experience in, he will add so much to what we are trying to do here in Limerick FC and I am really looking forward to working with him."

Meanwhile, Airtricity First Division side Waterford United have confirmed that Peter Keegan has re-signed with the club. The 24-year-old striker joined the Blues in 2012 and has agreed to re-sign for 2013.

"The club are delighted to have Peter back on board," said the club's vice-chairman Sam White. "He had a really great season with us here last year."

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