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James Ferrin delighted to get another shot at glory with Glentoran

By Adam McKendry

Published 19/07/2016

New signing: Glen boss Alan Kernaghan
New signing: Glen boss Alan Kernaghan

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.

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