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Fresh blow for 'Dale as Robson joins big brother at German club

 

By John Flack

Callum Robson has become the latest Ulster player to join the exodus to the continent and play on a professional basis as he prepares to team up with his big brother Michael at German club Crefelder HTC.

The 21-year-old will also be playing alongside two other Irish internationals in former Lisnagarvey players Paul Gleghorne and Matthew Nelson in the new season.

Robson says he is looking forward to the move, although his loss is another setback for Annadale, who are on the look out for a new coach after the departure of Ireland striker Peter Caruth to Dublin side Corinthian, which was revealed earlier in the week.

The former Sullivan Upper student said: "I am really excited about playing for Crefelder next season.

"I think it's a really good opportunity for me to get better as a player and I went over to see the club last month and the facilities and coaches there seem ideal for me to improve.

"I loved playing for Annadale and I am very grateful for everything that they have done for me, but I feel that this is too good an opportunity to miss."

Callum is also looking forward to playing alongside his big brother at the German Bundesliga outfit.

He added: "It's been a while since I have played with Michael so it will be interesting.

"I have learnt a lot from him in the past so it will be a good chance to learn more."

Callum already has three senior caps and could add to his tally when Ireland play Scotland in Glasgow at the weekend.

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