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Larne boss snaps up Distillery duo on loan

By Stuart McKinley

Larne manager Paul Curran has bolstered his squad by bringing in two players on-loan from Lisburn Distillery.

The Inver Park boss has been attempting to add more numbers to his panel before the closing of the transfer window next weekend and he has now managed to do that.

Moving from the Whites to Larne until the end of the season are midfielder Andrew Dickson and striker Damien McLaughlin.

Dickson missed most of last season with a catalogue of injuries and the move to Inver Park will give him the chance to kick-start his career.

It was only at the end of last month that McLaughlin signed a two-year extension to his contract at Ballyskeagh, but his opportunities to play in his favoured striking role have been restricted due to the form of Andrew Waterworth and summer signing from Glentoran Gary Browne starting the season in attack, with Darren Armour still trying to force his way into the side.

Dickson is expected to make his debut when Larne face Glentoran at the Oval in Saturday's CIS Insurance Cup tie.

McLaughlin will have to wait a little bit longer to turn out for his hometown club.

He has already played for the Whites in the competition, rendering him cup-tied, so it will be the first Premier League game away to Institute on September 22 before he becomes eligible.

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