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Baxter joy as he reunites Hale brothers

 

Sign here: Stephen Baxter and Ronan Hale make Crusaders move official
Sign here: Stephen Baxter and Ronan Hale make Crusaders move official

By Graham Luney

Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter says he's thrilled to add another talented member of the Hale family to his impressive squad.

Rory Hale made his debut for the Crues in last Saturday's victory over Glentoran and now his brother Ronan has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Premiership champions.

The boys' grandfather Danny helped the club secure silverware in the 1960s.

"Ronan is a very exciting talent," said Baxter. "He was at our club as a youngster for three years from the age of about 14 before going to Birmingham.

"As often happens, the breakthrough didn't happen and he went on loan to Derry City. We have been tracking his progress and now that Birmingham have released him from his contract it was a natural decision to bring him back."

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