Birkenhead’s Corban Piper signs for League of Ireland club Wexford

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Birkenhead United midfielder Corban Piper has signed to play for League of Ireland first division club Wexford.

Piper (20) impressed Wexford manager James Keddy in pre-season, when he came off the subs’ bench as a triallist in the side’s friendly with Dundalk.

Wexford are based in the south east of Ireland and play in the League of Ireland’s second-tier competition.

Piper headed overseas in search of a club at the end of last season, in which he was Birkenhead United’s Young Player of the Year.

Main photo: Corban Piper … left New Zealand in search of overseas experience. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

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The Aucklander was not included in Wexford’s matchday squad for their 2-1 loss on Friday to Cobh Ramblers, another club that had discussions with him in pre-season.

Piper has been with Birkenhead throughout his senior career but had stints as a youth player with Auckland City and North Shore United.

He learned his junior football with Hibiscus Coast.

Birkenhead’s Corban Piper (right) is tackled by Manurewa’s Mohammed Rauf in last season’s Chatham Cup tie. Photo: Shane Wenzlick /

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