Midfielder Ruairi Harkin joins Cliftonville from Coleraine

Ruairi Harkin will start the season with Belfast club Cliftonville
Ruairi Harkin will start the 2016/17 season with Belfast club Cliftonville

Cliftonville have signed midfielder Ruairi Harkin from Irish Premiership rivals Coleraine.

The 26-year-old passed a medical on Monday evening before training with his new team-mates at Solitude.

Harkin, who was on Charlton Athletic's books as a teenager, joined Coleraine in 2012 from League of Ireland club Derry City.

Cliftonville, fourth in the Premiership last season, kick off the season away to newly-promoted Ards on Saturday.

Harkin's move to north Belfast will see him team up again with Cliftonville striker David McDaid who also lists Derry and Coleraine among his former clubs.

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