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Peter McMahon can't wait to get started at Dungannon Swifts

By Adrian Rutherford

Published 08/09/2016

Fighting fit: Peter McMahon is raring to go after a lengthy absence
Fighting fit: Peter McMahon is raring to go after a lengthy absence

Peter McMahon is looking forward to getting his career back on track after signing for Dungannon Swifts.

The 27-year-old winger had been without a club since leaving Portadown in controversial circumstances.

McMahon was the player involved in the registration issue which led to the Ports being handed a 12-point penalty, while last month an employment tribunal awarded him £7,000 after the club refused to pay him when he got injured.

McMahon, who has not played since mid-November, said he cannot wait to return to action with Dungannon.

"The fact that the Swifts play good football really made me want to join the club," he said. "I watched last season and any time I saw them play I thought 'they play the game the right way' and that has attracted me to the club without a doubt."

Dungannon head coach Rodney McAree is delighted to add McMahon to his squad.

"Peter is a wonderful talent, someone who I've admired as a player playing in the Irish League," he said. "It is a superb signing for Dungannon Swifts."

In June, an Irish FA disciplinary hearing ruled that McMahon had been paid while registered as an amateur, leading to a 12-point penalty being handed down to the Ports - a decision which, like the employment tribunal's £7,000 award, they are appealing.

Belfast Telegraph

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