After showcasing his talent on the world stage at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, New Zealand’s Henry Cameron has accepted the call-up to play in the League of Ireland Premier Division with Limerick Football Club for the remainder of their 2017 season.
Despite his impressive performance in Korea Republic and his two caps with the New Zealand All Whites, Cameron was humbled and excited to receive the call-up from Limerick coach Neil McDonald and – after his past experience with the former Blackpool FC coach – quick to accept the offer.
“I was at the Under-20 World Cup and the gaffer called me; he asked me if I wanted to come over and, to be fair, it was a yes straight away because I wanted to work with him again,” Cameron said.
“He was brilliant. Personally, he was really good for me because he knew how to manage me and he got the best out of me.”
McDonald was first exposed to Cameron’s talent during their years together at Blackpool, and after witnessing his utility on the field both then and in Korea Republic, the Englishman was eager to bring the Kiwi over to Ireland.
“We’re looking forward to working with him again. I had him at Blackpool when I was there. He played the majority of the games before he got injured. I really enjoyed working with him and it will be the same this time at Limerick,” he said.
“I expect him to play well, I expect him to take people on and put the ball in the box. He’s a winger that can play both sides, which is excellent. He has two great feet.”
McDonald is looking forward to Cameron making his debut this Friday when Limerick face Galway United in their League of Ireland Premier Division fixture.
The 2017 League of Ireland Premier Division league will conclude on 27 October 2017.