Irish Premiership: Institute v Dungannon Swifts (Fri)

Saul Deeney playing for Burton Albion against Manchester United in 2006
Saul Deeney playing for Burton Albion against Manchester United in 2006
Danske Bank Premiership: Institute v Dungannon Swifts
Venue: Drumahoe Date: Friday, 16 January 2015 Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC Radio Foyle and the BBC Sport website

Saul Deeney could make his Institute debut against Dungannon Swifts in the basement battle after signing for the club until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old former Derby County and Notts County player represented the Republic of Ireland at U21 level.

Striker Davitt Walsh is back at Institute after returning from New Zealand while Ryan Varma and Gary Henderson have left the club.

A point separates the teams ahead of Friday night's clash at Drumahoe.

Dungannon are one place above Institute, who are just a point clear of bottom side Warrenpoint Town.

Deeney is a North West native and he joins Institute after a spell with Midland League Premier Division club Basford United.

He played for Burton Albion when the non-league minnows held Manchester United to a scoreless draw in the the FA Cup in 2006.

"Saul Deeney is a good player with a lot of experience, and as a committee we're delighted to welcome him to the club," Institute chairman Keith McElhinney told the club website.

"Hopefully it won't be long before he makes his debut and I'm sure he will play a massive role in our end of season performances."

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