Linfield sign Swansea winger Fallon in loan deal

Stephen Fallon is a Northern Ireland youth international
Stephen Fallon is a Northern Ireland youth international

Swansea City winger Stephen Fallon has joined Linfield on loan until the end of the season.

The 18-year-old Northern Ireland youth international has played for the Swansea youth and reserve teams.

"I've worked with Stephen in the international squad and I'm looking forward to working with him again," said Blues boss David Healy.

"He's a talented young player and a great prospect for the future - he wants to learn and he wants to play."

He added: "He's an exciting young player with potentially a big future ahead of him in the game."

Fallon, who is originally from Belfast, aims to impress for the Irish Premiership side.

"David has shown that he will put his faith in young players, if they are good enough and have the right attitude," he told the Linfield website.

"My aim during my time here is to try and break through into the first team and help the club to be successful.

"The experience I gain here can only benefit me and hold me in good stead for when I return to Swansea to try and break through to their first team squad next season."

Meanwhile, Linfield striker Paul Smyth has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until May, 2019.