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Irish League striker training with Coventry City

Hit man: Glenavon’s Greg Moorhouse (right) has caught the eye of Coventry City
Hit man: Glenavon’s Greg Moorhouse (right) has caught the eye of Coventry City
Gareth Hanna

By Gareth Hanna

Glenavon forward Greg Moorhouse is training with League Two side Coventry City.

Pictures emerged of the Irishman in a City training kit and quickly caught the attention of eagle-eyed Coventry supporters. Who was this mystery man?

So who is he?

Moorhouse is 22 years-old (although turning 23 next month) and made 39 appearances for Glenavon last season. He netted 15 goals in the process and contributed nine assists. Those goals included a hat-trick against Ballymena United on January 3 and that record seems to have been enough to persuade the English side to give him a chance.

He originally signed for Glenavon last summer from Leinster Senior League side Crumlin United. The club have plucked a few notable players from the lower leagues south of the border in recent seasons, including Guy Bates and Conor Dillon.

It is Moorhouse's pace that is his greatest asset. He is properly lightning quick and has ability to add to it. He's tall too - and good with his head. Combine those and it isn't hard to see how he racked up 15 goals in his first season in senior football.

He is not yet the finished article but hopes are high at Mourneview Park that he could at least go on to become a leading Irish League forward, particularly when paired with new signing and last season's Premiership top scorer Andrew Mitchell. Working under former Northern Ireland striker and Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton will certainly have helped his progress.

Meanwhile, on Thursday evening, Linfield and Crusaders both announced the signing of the same player.

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