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Donnelly: I'll help Glens to stay on top


Ruaidhri Donnelly

Glentoran new boy Ruaidhri Donnelly says he's hungry to fire the club back to the top of the domestic game.

Donnelly joined the Premiership leaders from Cliftonville on a three-and-a-half-year-deal yesterday, bolstering an already impressive forward line.

It's a third contract in as many weeks for the striker who had agreed to join Larne before deciding to stay at Cliftonville, but now he's answered Glentoran's call.

Glentoran's £60,000 bids for Reds striker Joe Gormley and Ballymena United ace Adam Lecky were unsuccessful but Donnelly is relishing his move to east Belfast.

"The club is heading in the right direction and I want to help them kick on," he said. "I want to play well and help the team stay on top and win trophies. I will work hard and can't wait to step out and put the shirt on."

The Glens also confirmed that Hrvoje Plum has suffered a cruciate injury and is estimated to be out for up to seven months.

Mick McDermott's side take on Queen's University in the sixth round of the Sadler's Peaky Blinder Irish Cup at The Dub today (1.30pm).

Coleraine last night signed striker Stewart Nixon from Carrick Rangers on a three-and-a-half-year deal with Alex Gawne heading in the opposite direction on a six-month loan.

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