19 July 2023

Waterford FC Sign Sam Sargeant

Waterford FC is delighted to announce the signing of Sam Sargeant.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper joins having spent the last seven years at Leyton Orient.

Sam has made 30 appearances in the EFL for Orient and was part of the squad that won promotion to League 1 last season – along with a number of loan moves while at the Brisbane Road club.

Sargeant joins the Blues to add competition to Keith Long’s goalkeeping department as the club continues the push for promotion.

Speaking to WaterfordFC.ie, Sam said:

“The opportunity to come to Ireland and sign for Waterford FC really stood out to me. I’m at the point where I want to try to play as many games as possible and I feel like this can really benefit my career and push Waterford FC in the direction we want the club to go and bring success.

“From training I can see the standard of goalkeeping at the club is very high and there’s strong competition which you need to be a success. It’s going to be a good battle between us but I feel like we’ll really support each other on and off the pitch.

“I trained with the lads and really enjoyed it, they’re a great group of lads and I can’t wait to fight for my place, get on the pitch and show what I can do.”

Speaking to WaterfordFC.ie, Head Coach Keith Long said:

“We’re delighted to get Sam in. It’s good to have competition across all departments in the squad. Sam is a good age and has EFL experience along with a number of loans. He was highly thought of at Leyton Orient and he’s come here for a new challenge and try to help the team.

“We’re looking forward to working with him, he’s a good professional and works really hard so hopefully he can come here and make an impact.”