By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney)
One of the leagues most exciting players during a previous spell in the league was Bastien Hery, where he lined out for both Limerick and Waterford. Now he’s back, and his new club Bohemians are looking to reap the rewards.
Manager Keith Long believes that Hery, named on the 2018 PFAI Team of the year, will be a very big player for them this season, following a spell playing for Linfield in the Danske Bank Premiership.
The 28 year-old Frenchman comes into the Bohs team as a replacement for the departed Danny Mandroiu, who moved to city rivals Shamrock Rovers in the off-season.
Speaking over Zoom at the clubs media day Long said:
“Bastien’s got big personality on the pitch, he’s a very big personality around the training ground too. He gives us the potential to add something different, as he gives a different dynamic to the team. Hopefully he can bring that personality to the club and onto the pitch. We hope that we can get to see the best of him.
“He was player of the year at Waterford before he moved to Linfield so you he’s obviously a big player.”
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Long says that competition in the midfield area is very strong:
“We have some key players throughout the club that can play in that position. We want competition for places, we want competition across the squad. Bastien brings experience, he brings personality. He’s a talented boy, technically very good and hopefully he’ll excite the fans with some of the performances that we hope he can produce.”
Bohemians kick start their Premier Division campaign with a long trip to Ballybofey to take on Ollie Horgan’s Finn Harps.