Hoolahan signs new United deal

Cambridge United is delighted to announce that Wes Hoolahan has signed a new one-year contract with the Club...

The Irish playmaker received widespread acclaim for his role in the U’s 2020/21 promotion winning campaign and was named in the Sky Bet League Two Team of the Season.

His new deal means that Hoolahan will enter into his 21st season as a professional footballer.

“I am really excited,” Hoolahan said. “I am buzzing to sign for another year here. I really enjoyed it last year to win promotion and I am looking forward to playing in League One again now with the Club.

“We have got a good squad and hopefully we can build on this winning mentality we have and go into next season on a high.”

Head Coach Mark Bonner said, “Wes extending his contract with us is superb news for the team and the supporters who were unable to see him live last season.

“His contribution last season was exceptional. Firstly, as a player his goal involvements, chances created and creativity contributed greatly to our attacking prowess. Secondly, his mindset and winning mentality was something that helped drive the standards and expectations of the team. Thirdly, his humility and character made him an outstanding role model to all of us.

“His experience and temperament will rub off on everyone again as we approach tougher games and bigger atmospheres, as his presence continues to improve the players around him.”

Hoolahan becomes the sixth United player from last season’s squad to sign a new deal, following the lead of Dimitar Mivov, Greg Taylor, Harrison Dunk, Liam O’Neil and Paul Digby.