Eddie Patterson last night revealed that he played no part in the finalising of the move that brought Conor Downey back to Cliftonville.
The midfielder’s return from Linfield was sealed just a couple of hours before the transfer window closed on Monday night.
At the time the Reds were in Setanta Sports Cup action against Cork City and Downey’s was paraded in front of fans after the game.
Patterson has wanted the player all summer and is happy the deal has finally been done.
“At about 6.45pm on Monday I was told by Gerard Lawlor that we might be getting somewhere and it was really a case of pushing the boat out to get him,” said Patterson.
"Obviously my attentions were on the match against Cork City and I wasn't overly involved in the final stages of negotiations, but it was great news when Gerard came round to the dug-out and told me the deal was complete."