Thursday, September 24, 2020

Fran Rockett has today been appointed as the manager of Waterford FC until the end of the season. Photo: Inpho.

Fran Rockett has been handed the Waterford FC managerial post until the end of the season after the Blues confirmed that the Tramore native and former midfielder will take charge of first team affairs for the final six games of the season.

It will come as no surprise that the club have opted to keep faith with Rockett until the end of the campaign after intended plans to bring Warren Feeney to the club failed due to a combined compensation package and the Covid-19 quarantine regulations.

Fran Rockett took temporary charge of the Blues for their trip to Shamrock Rovers on Monday night and has previously served the club as assistant manager to John Sheridan and Alan Reynolds.

The club have also confirmed that former Blues defender David Breen will return to the club where he’ll be a coach after leaving Wexford FC. The Blues currently sit in fourth spot with six games left in the league and will take on Sligo Rovers in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division at the RSC on Saturday evening with a 5pm kick-off. 200 season ticket holders will be allowed entry to the game under new Covid 19 guidelines.

In a statement this afternoon, the club said, “Waterford FC is delighted to announce that Fran Rockett will handle first-team affairs for the remainder of the season. Fran will be assisted by formers Blues player and coach David Breen who returns to the club from Wexford FC. The club will also be making an announcement later today regarding season ticket holders access to upcoming games.”

Meanwhile Daryl Murphy is expected to play some part in Saturday’s game against Sligo Rovers. Murphy has recovered from a calf injury in recent weeks and will be a big addition after Michael O’Connor departure to Scottish Premier side Ross County.

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By Adrian Flanagan
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