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The only way is up for Bohemians after finishing bottom of the table in their debut season in 2020 - albeit with many positives taken onboard.

Manager Sean Byrne knows what he's doing. He understands that it takes time to find the right players, to instill a style of play, to raise the level of commitment required, and that results will only then begin to trickle in. The point is that The Gypsies know that anything in this League must be earned.

There have been some notable changes in the off-season with several of the team's more experienced players moving on. Arriving in, though, are players hungry to succeed and to rack up more game-time. Look no further than defender Jade Reddy (pictured above) as she arrives from Peamount United with a desire to compete.

Another former Pea who should make the most of her new surroundings is Naima Chemaou. The tricky forward could be something of an X-factor for Bohs if she can regain her match sharpness because she knows how to finish when in front of goal.

Goalkeeper Niamh Coombes leaves Athlone Town to provide competition to Courtney Maguire, former Wexford Youths defender Clare Conlon will bring a wise head to a young changing room, and Paula Doran adds a fighting spirit that will surely lift those around her.

Last Season: 9th
Key Player: Chloe Darby
One To Watch: Naima Chemaou

Manager: Sean Byrne
Backroom Staff: Pat Trehy (Assistant Manager / Goalkeeping Coach), Dave O’Brien (Strength & Conditioning Coach), Vincent Fitzpatrick (Physio)

Players In: Niamh Coombes, Paula Doran, Jade Reddy, Isobel Finnegan, Erica Byrne, Naima Chemaou, Erica Burke, Clare Conlon

Players Out: Rugile Auskalnyte, Alannah Maxwell, Jessica Darby, Aisling Spillane, Chelsea Snell, Shauna Newman, Keelin McEntee, Robyn Bolger, Kerri Duffy, Jennifer Cosgrave, Rebecca Creagh, Sinead O'Farrelly, Nicole Plunkett

Squad
Goalkeepers: Courtney Maguire, Niamh Coombes
Defenders: Katie Lovely, Paula Doran, Jade Reddy, Isobel Finnegan, Ciara Mulligan, Chloe Flynn, Erica Byrne, Clare Conlon
Midfielders: Annmarie Byrne, Chloe Darby, Niamh Kenna, Sophie Watters, Ally Cahill
Forwards: Abbie Brophy, Aoife Robinson, Georgia Monks, Bronagh Kane, Naima Chemaou, Erica Burke