Cliftonville last night extended their summer signings tally to five with the acquisition of former Ballymena United goalkeeper Ryan Brown.
The 30-year-old, recently released by the Warden Street outfit to make way for the incoming Aaron Kerr, said he was “very pleased” to have made the switch and follows in the footsteps of Joe Gormley, Martin Donnelly, John Convery and Peter Steele in signing up for the Reds, who begin their pre-season schedule with a visit to The New Saints on Saturday week.
“Cliftonville have shown great consistency over the last few years and have been challenging at the top end of the table, so the opportunity to move to Solitude was not one that I could turn down,” said Brown.
The ex-Bangor and Larne shot-stopper's arrival comes as a timely relief to new Reds boss Tommy Breslin, who has been on the look-out for an experienced keeper to firstly provide cover for the injured John Connolly and then to act as serious competition when the Dubliner — who recently penned a new two-year deal — completes his return from knee surgery.
l Shea Campbell has followed in Shea McGerrigan’s footsteps by returning to Dungannon Swifts.
The 30-year-old former Cliftonville and Glenavon striker has signed a two-year deal.