Kurtis Byrne in action for St. Patrick's Athletic last season ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

LINFIELD SNAP UP STRIKER BYRNE

Linfield have announced the signing of 27-year-old striker Kurtis Byrne, previously with St. Patrick’s Athletic in the League of Ireland.

The Dublin born begin his career in Scotland and enjoyed spells at Hibernian and Ross County alongside loan stints at Stirling Albion, East Fife, Alloa Athletic and Brechin City. Following a move back home to the League of Ireland in 2013 he had spells with Dundalk, Bohemians and most recently St. Pat’s.

It was at Dundalk were he won back-to-back League of Ireland titles in 2014 and 2015.

Speaking to the Official Linfield website, Healy said; "I'm delighted Kurtis has agreed to come and sign for us. There was quite a lot of interest in him from League of Ireland clubs and having seen him play last season for St.Pats, we feel he will be a really good addition to our forward line. He's technically very good and what's particularly pleasing, having spoken to him at length, is that he really wants to come and play here.”

Healy also hinted that this will not be the last new face at Windsor Park during the forthcoming transfer window: “I can assure our supporters that I will continue to search for other quality players who will strengthen our squad and increase the competition levels within our squad." Byrne will not be a stranger to the Irish League, as his father Paul won two Irish Cups as a player with Bangor (1993) and Glenavon (1996).

Next up: Linfield host Dungannon Swifts on Saturday in the Danske Bank Premiership (kick-off 3.00pm)

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