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Former Celtic and Blackpool ace John Herron has joined Glentoran on a one-year deal.

Former Celtic and Blackpool ace John Herron has joined Glentoran on a one-year deal.

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Extra special: Dylan Davidson hails his extra-time winner for Glentorn in Tuesday evening's League Cup tie against Larne.

Extra special: Dylan Davidson hails his extra-time winner for Glentorn in Tuesday evening's League Cup tie against Larne.

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Former Celtic and Blackpool ace John Herron has joined Glentoran on a one-year deal.

Glentoran have signed former Celtic midfielder John Herron on a one-year deal.

The move continues a promising season for the Glens, who last night overcame a dogged Larne 3-2 at The Oval after extra-time to win a dramatic Bet McLean League Cup second-round showdown.

Herron (24) arrives at The Oval with a sound pedigree. The Scottish Under-21 international played for Cowdenbeath, Blackpool, Dunfermline and Raith after leaving Celtic.

"He's a quality player who turned down moves to Denmark and Croatia to come to Glentoran. He'll be a great addition to our squad," said Oval boss Ronnie McFall.

"Clearly he was very highly rated in Scotland and at just 24 he's a great age to bring in with so many years' experience at full time level.

"I'd like to thank the Chairman and Directors for working so hard this summer to support us in the recruitment we've had needed to make. They can often take the brunt of criticism when things aren't going well but the management team have all been very appreciative of the backing we've been given."

Last night the Glens beat Championship favourites Larne thanks to a 113th-minute winner from substitute Dylan Davidson in extra-time in the second round of the BetMcLean Cup.

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Robbie McDaid and Marcus Kane were also on target for the home side with Darren Stuart and Chris Ramsey netting for Larne.

Meanwhile, Larne manager Tiernan Lynch revealed that his club have had a bid turned down for Linfield's transfer listed winger Jordan Stewart.


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