Swindon Town goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux and Oldham Athletic forward Courtney Duffus have joined League of Ireland side Waterford on loan, confirmed by BBC Sport.
Vigouroux began his youth career with Brentford before going on to play with both Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool. After a loan spell from the Anfield club to Swindon Town during which he made 33 appearances, the 24-year-old made a permanent move to Swindon where he was named player of the year last season.
He made 12 clean sheets for the Lee Power owned Swindon club despite it been relegated. Having made 90 appearances in the English League, his move to Waterford is a massive coup and will bring significant experience to the squad.
Courtney Duffus joins the club on loan from Oldham Athletic. After spending his youth career at Cheltenham and Everton, the 22-year-old centre forward spent four years at Goodison Park before going on loan with Bury. He moved to Oldham last summer and will be a big addition to the Blues squad.
Commenting on the double signings, Waterford FC manager Alan Reynolds said “I am delighted to welcome Lawrence Vigouroux and Courtney Duffus to the club. Lawrence is an experienced goalkeeper who has played at a high level with both Spurs and Liverpool before moving to Swindon.”
“I’m also delighted to get Courtney Duffus on loan from Oldham. He is an exciting young striker and I’m looking forward to working with him. He played at reserve level for Everton before his move to Oldham and he is a player who will excite the fans. Courtney has been on our radar for some time as we sought to strengthen our forward line; it is great to finally get our man over the line ahead of the close of transfer window.”
The shot-stopper has been impressed so far with what he has arrived into he said “There is a very good set up here in Waterford and it what I am used to, coming from England; the professionalism, sessions and coaching is all very good.”
“I have come here to try and enjoy my football again, to get back to playing and hopefully help the club in any way that I can this season. Working with Dirk Heinen has been great. He is very professional and has already been one of the best goalkeeping coaches I have worked with.”