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Former Linfield captain Michael Gault signs for Premier Intermediate strugglers to boost relegation battle

By Adam McKendry

Annagh United have announced the signing of midfielder Michael Gault until the end of the season.

The 34-year-old was released by Ballymena United in January after it was revealed he would need surgery on a knee injury, with the belief that he wouldn't be back before the end of the campaign.

However, Gault has signed with the Portadown-based club after having the surgery, with the hope that he can provide a boost to the side for the rest of their season.

Annagh are currently ninth in the Premier Intermediate table and are embroiled in a tight battle to avoid relegation.

The bottom four are all separated by just a point, and a signing like this could give Annagh the boost they need to break away from the pack.

Adding Gault to their squad brings a significant senior influence, with the midfielder having had stints with Linfield, Portadown, Crusaders and Ballymena in the Danske Bank Premiership.

It remains to be seen how he bounces back from surgery, but at the very least he will be able to draw upon his experience to assist with off-field matters.

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