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Glenavon bring defensive duo to Mourneview Park

By Adam McKendry

Glenavon have brought in defenders Dylan King and Gary Muir ahead of the 2018/19 season.

King, a 19-year old centre-back, joins after being released by Motherwell's Under-20s side, while Muir makes the move from Maltese outfit Gzira United.

Strabane native King returns home after three years away from Northern Irish football having started out at Institute before earning a move to Oldham Athletic.

From there he moved to Motherwell, where he was put in the Under-20s, however he failed to make an impact there and will try to restart his career in Lurgan.

Muir, 32, is a vastly experienced Scotsman who will provide plenty of versatility as he can play both full-back slots and also the wide midfield roles.

His career has seen him have stints with Lisburn Distillery (2008-09) and Ballymena United (2009-10), as well as bouncing between Stirling, Clyde and Airdrie in the Scottish leagues.

The Glaswegian has spent the last five-and-a-half years in Malta but will now return to the UK and continue his career closer to home.

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