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Watch: New Glenavon forward Marc Griffin's special strike shows what he can do

The former Derry City and Dundalk player has signed a deal at Mourneview Park

By Gareth Hanna

Glenavon have signed former Derry City striker Marc Griffin as boss Gary Hamilton adds to his panel ahead of the new season.

The 26 year-old forward has joined the Mourneview Park club on a one year deal with the option of a second season.

He was born in Melbourne, Australia but now lives in Dundalk and works in Newry. Griffin has already played for Glenavon, guesting in both of their pre-season friendlies last week.

“Marc is a highly-rated, pacey striker who has played for some of the top clubs in the League of Ireland. He was recommended to me and I was impressed with him in our games against Crumlin and Portadown. He is in his mid twenties and I am delighted that he has agreed to join us” Gary Hamilton told the Glenavonfc.com website.

If he can score goals for Glenavon like this one during his first spell at Dundalk, he won't be long in winning over supporters:

Griffin has been playing for Drogheda this season, starting eight league games and scoring one goal. It was his second year at United Park, having started 19 league games and scored four league goals in 2016.  He spent just one season at Derry City, in 2013 when he netted three league goals in 22 appearance (12 from the bench).

The forward first played for Dundalk's youth team before making his first-team debut in 2009 from the bench in the FAI Cup win over Mervue United. After his season at Derry, he returned for two more years at Oriel Park before moving to Bohemians in 2015 and Drogheda a year later.

The signing of Griffin comes as Glenavon forward Greg Moorhouse has impressed on trial at Coventry City.

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