Ross Glendinning agrees loan move from Linfield to Ballymena United

Ross Glendinning moves to the Showgrounds after six years at Windsor Park
Ross Glendinning moves to the Showgrounds after six years at Windsor Park

Ballymena United boss David Jeffrey will once again link up with Ross Glendinning after the keeper moved on loan from Linfield.

Jeffrey brought the 23-year-old into the Blues side during his long reign at Windsor Park, where NI international Roy Carroll is now the number one.

Meanwhile, Chris Casement is poised for a return to Linfield after Portadown accepted a bid for the defender.

Casement moved from the Blues to Shamrock Park in 2012.

Portadown have also added to their squad with goalkeeper Chris McGaughey signing a one-year deal.

First-team opportunity

Jeffrey is delighted to bring Glendinning to the Showgrounds and provide competition for Alan Blayney.

"Ross brings the experience of close to a hundred games for Linfield, however his circumstances were as such, with the arrival of Roy Carroll, that he may not have the same opportunities," he told the club website.

"We spoke to Linfield and David Healy and they were keen for Ross to go out to develop even more. We spoke to him and laid out the plans ahead, and as with all players, the opportunity had to be right for us and him.

"It very much pleases me to see that Ross has bought into our vision and here he will have more of an opportunity for first team football.

"In a position like goalkeeper, where you normally have a first and second choice, we have two number ones fighting for top spot.

"No one is ahead of the other - Alan will provide great competition for Ross and Ross will provide great competition for Alan."

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