Shamrock Rovers is delighted to announce an extension of the loan arrangement with Flora Tallinn for midfielder Markus Poom in 2024.

Head Coach, Stephen Bradley, said “We all saw Markus’ quality and what he brought to the club last year. We were very keen on bringing that back again this year. I spoke with Markus before he went home from the break with the international team, and he was very keen to come back himself. It was just going to take a bit of time because he’s a Flora player and we had to speak to them, but it was pretty clear that we wanted Markus back, and he wanted to come back, so we’re absolutely delighted to get it done.

“Coming from a different country and different culture, as the game is played slightly differently over there compared to our league, it was always going to take him a little bit of time to adjust to that, but I felt that once he did, we saw his quality and how much balance he gave us as a team. He’s a really good player, one that we worked extremely hard to get back and I think he showed the reasons why last year.”

“When I sat down with Markus at the end of last season, we had a good chat and it was pretty clear that he felt that, first of all, he wanted to be here again and part of the club, and second of all he feels that there’s so much growth left in him and the team as a whole. So, it’s really important that you feel that off players and Markus certainly feels that there’s more to come from himself and the team.”

I’m really happy to extend my stay at Rovers. I really enjoyed my time here last season. Everyone at the club and all the fans made me feel so welcome and I can’t wait to get going again as we look to build on the success of last season.

Markus Poom speaking to