Loan move for Kyle

The club can today announce that 20-year-old midfielder Kyle McClean has joined Linfield on loan for the remainder of the season.

The Northern Ireland U21 international has returned to his home nation to play in the NIFL Premiership for a Linfield side currently sitting top of the table.

Kyle's action had been restricted to Reserve League football and a couple of early League Cup appearances so far this campaign and the manager believes it's a good opportunity for the young midfielder to continue his progression.

"It's a good move for Kyle," said the manager.

"He'll have to fight hard for his place in a side which is doing very well this season.

"The league is a good standard and it has really improved in recent years. It's a great opportunity for Kyle to get some game time and experience regular first-team football."