Sloan & Greer pen pro deals, while Oluwa departs

Jan 19, 2022 | Archive

Two Academy players have put to pen paper on professional contracts at Inver Park ahead of a loan move, while Thomas Oluwa has left the club.

Dylan Sloan and Max Greer have both signed contracts at Inver Park after impressing in the Scholarship programme, having joined in the summer of 2020.

Both players have also secured a loan move to Lough 41 Championship side Knockbreda for the remainder of the season.

Full-back Max (pictured) was recently in action for the senior side, as Larne defeated Bangor 5-0 in the first round of the Irish Cup earlier in the month.

Dylan, a central midfielder, meanwhile made his senior debut at the end of last season in a 2-0 defeat at home to Coleraine.

Tiernan Lynch believes the short-term loan will only serve to benefit their development.

“Both Max and Dylan have been doing really well within the Scholarship programme, having the opportunity to develop and work on their game every day,” he said.

“They have also had opportunities to train and work with the senior squad at times and this move will allow them to be exposed to senior football for the rest of the season.

“That gives Knockbreda two very promising players to work with and is another big step in the players’ development.

“Signing professional contracts at the club shows that we continue to invest in young talent and that we are putting a clear pathway in place. We wish lads the very best for the remainder of the season.”

Thomas Oluwa is also moving on after it was mutually agreed to cancel his contract. He made one start and eight substitute appearances after arriving from Galway United.

Larne boss Lynch added: “We wish Thomas all the very best in his career and thank him for his efforts while at the club.

“This is the best move for him and will allow him to find a club, with the League Of Ireland currently in their pre-season preparations.

“At his age Thomas needs to be playing football regularly and hopefully he will get that opportunity now.”

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