Conor McCloskey joins Glenavon following a successful spell at Ballymena United (Picture: Cameron Hamilton/


Glenavon have announced the signing of Conor McCloskey on a two-year deal following his recent departure from Ballymena United.

The 26-year-old has long been a target for Lurgan Blues boss Gary Hamilton who has finally got his man at the third attempt.

Speaking about the signing to the official club website, Hamilton said: "I am delighted to secure Conor's signature. He is a player I have admired for some time.

"In fact I tried to sign him some years ago when he was at Carrick Rangers but to his credit he stayed loyal to them after they gained promotion to the Premiership. I then missed out on him again when he went to Ballymena.

"I think Conor is someone who will definitely strengthen the squad; he is pacey, strong, good in the air and can also score goals. in addition he has the ability to play in a number of positions: full back, midfield or up front.

"Given the relatively small size of our squad it is important to have players who are as versatile as Conor. In my view he someone with considerable potential and we hope that he can fulfil it with Glenavon."

During his spell at Ballymena Conor found the net in the League Cup final victory over Carrick Rangers, and is the second major signing of the summer for Glenavon following Niall Grace's arrival from newly promoted Institute.

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