McMurray signs on at Inver

Jun 4, 2019 | Archive

Larne Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of forward Johnny McMurray.

The 24-year-old striker has signed for the club on a two year contract, ahead of the club’s return to pre-season training this weekend.

Johnny arrives at Inver Park following a three year spell at Ballymena United.

Larne fans will remember Johnny’s previous stint at Inver Park, a six-month loan period, from then parent club, Cliftonville.

He now returns as a permanent fixture at Inver Park, and is raring to get started.

“The fact that the club is full-time is a massive attraction for me, and for any player,” he said.

“When Tiernan, Seamus and Kenny sat down to outline where the club wanted to go, I was excited more than anything else.

“I have worked Tiernan and Seamus before as well, which is a big factor for me as well. I know how they work and I’m really looking forward to playing under them again.

“It’s big news what is happening here, and everyone in the Irish League wants to know what is happening at the club. There is an interest from everyone and I’m glad to get everything sorted and be a part of it.

“There are already good players here, so it’s not about me thinking that I’m going to walk into the team.

“It takes more than eleven players to bring success, and there is the likes of Davy McDaid and Thomas Stewart already here.

“I’m not looking at them thinking we are rivals, they are players I can learn from and no doubt there will be different times when each of us is needed to play.”

First team manager Tiernan Lynch is looking forward to linking up with a striker he has previously worked with.

“We have been lucky enough to work with Johnny right through his youth and we know his qualities,” the manager said.

“He is very different from Davy McDaid and Tommy Stewart, who are already at the club, and will help to compliment that.

“Johnny has shown his qualities regularly in the Premiership, with the goals he has scored.

“We feel that with him training every day and us working with him will get even more out of him.”

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