James Ferrin delighted to get another shot at glory with Glentoran
James Ferrin has said he is "honoured" to be joining Glentoran for the upcoming Danske Bank Premiership season. The 26-year-old arrives at the Glens after taking a year out from football following the conclusion of his legal studies at Queen's University.
The centre-back, who also played Gaelic football for Antrim at several age levels, started his career in the Glentoran Academy where he won the Foyle Cup as a 16-year-old.
He left to study in Newcastle, playing in the Unibond League, before returning to Northern Ireland where he was a member of the Queen's University side that reached the semi-finals of the Irish Cup in 2013/14.
Having spent a year in Australia, Ferrin is now back in Northern Ireland where he has signed a deal with the Glens.
"I'm really honoured to get the chance to rejoin Glentoran," Ferrin said.
"I grew up as a young player here and I've supported the club since my early years here.
"I know Alan (Kernaghan) is taking a gamble on me as up until now my football has taken second place to my studies to be a lawyer.
"But I'm confident that if I get a chance in the team the Glens supporters will appreciate my ability, commitment and style of play."
Manager Kernaghan expressed his excitement at Ferrin's arrival, saying: "I'm delighted to welcome James to Glentoran.
"He brings enthusiasm, hunger and versatility and I'm sure he will prove an excellent addition to the squad," said Kernaghan.