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Aaron Callaghan's side finished the 2012 season with a respectable mid-table finish and will be keen to build upon what was a relatively successful campaign

 BOHEMIANS


KEY PLAYERS
Owen Heary
Roberto Lopes
Ryan McEvoy
2012 RECORD
Seventh
VERDICT
10th

PREVIEW
By Colin Layde

Bohemians enter the new season looking to improve on a mid-table finish in last year's Airtricity Premier Division.

Despite on-going financial problems, Aaron Callaghan led his side to a respectable 7th place finish last season. The manager was rewarded with a new contract in November and has brought in several new faces in the off-season to cope with the loss of Evan McMillan and Kevin Feely, who joined Sligo Rovers and Charlton Athletic respectively.

A host of new players have arrived at Dalymount Park, including former Shelbourne goalkeeper Dean Delany and striker Darragh Hanaphy from Newry City. The Gypsies have also moved to secure the futures of several key players. Callaghan has bolstered his squad by extending the contracts of veteran midfielder Dave Mulcahy and winger Karl Moore.

Despite the commendable work of outgoing club president Chris Brien, in securing the club's short-term future, The Gypsies remain in a perilous financial state. The club remains focused on fundraising as is it attempts to safeguard its long-term future and Callaghan continues to operate under tight financial constraints.

The title remains but a distant hope for the Phibsborough outfit and a repeat of last season's finish would represent another successful season for Callaghan's side.

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