Striker Gary Hamiton back with Glentoran

Gary Hamilton
Gary Hamilton played for Glenavon last season

Former international striker Gary Hamilton has ended weeks of uncertainty over his future by returning to Glentoran.

The 28-year-old was transfer listed by Glentoran in May 2010 and spent most of last season on loan at Glenavon.

Hamilton's return to the Oval will be a boost for the Glens after they failed to land Plymouth front man Rory Patterson who opted for Linfield.

Glentoran said Hamilton had agreed to take a significant cut in pay.

"By doing this Gary has shown his desire to play for the club," said manager Scott Young.

"I would like to assure supporters that my decisions are based on what I believe is to the benefit Glentoran.

"As Gary has not played any pre-season football, the priority is to get him match fit.

"When he has reached match fitness his selection will, like all other players, depend on performance."

Hamilton, who has five Northern Irelands caps, joined Glentoran from Portadown in 2006.

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