Ballymena United manager Roy Walker has strengthened his attacking options by securing the signature of striker James McLaughlin from former Intermediate League side Mosside.
The Ballymoney outfit have indicated they cannot fulfill their fixtures this season and the Sky Blues have moved quickly to swoop for their hungry goal-getter.
Coleraine-based McLaughlin scored 22 goals for the Ballymena and Provincial Intermediate Premier Division side this campaign.
In a season and a half, he has netted 60 goals for Mosside and now he will be given the opportunity to shine in the Premiership.
But he will not be able to showcase his talent until January.
Previously at Linfield, McLaughlin has been part of the County Londonderry set-up at the Milk Cup and had trials with Glasgow Rangers amongst other clubs in the past.
He made his debut for Colin Sewell's reserve side earlier this month.
Walker will now hope his new addition will provide competition for his current crop of forwards, Kevin Kelbie, Nathan McConnell, Andy Smith and Paul McNeill.
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