Jarvis joins up with Invermen
League of Ireland title winner Dean Jarvis has revealed that he has signed for Larne to help the Inver Park outfit realise their ambitions, writes Steven Beacom.
Jarvis arrives after leaving Dundalk where he had a successful two years, claiming a host of honours including two league titles, the FAI Cup and EA Sports Cup.
The 27-year-old is a left-sided player who can operate in defence or midfield. Starting his career in Scotland with Aberdeen, he later played for Institute and then Derry City where he made over 100 appearances.
Larne have been keen to strengthen their squad and manager Tiernan Lynch has made his move for Jarvis, whose contract had expired at Oriel Park.
Jarvis will be eligible to play in January.
He is keen to repay the faith Lynch and Larne owner Kenny Bruce have placed in him.
"The club are obviously on a journey and I want to be a part of that," he said. "It's only the start of where the club want to go and the club feel they can really push on in the next few years.
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"It's clear from speaking to Tiernan and Kenny that there is a really tight-knit community here.
"It's a different challenge, playing in the Premiership of the Irish League, and I've kept an eye on it over the last few weeks. I'm excited for the future."
Jarvis won't be the only new arrival at Larne. Expect others to come through the door in the coming weeks.
There is a feeling at Larne that they have a strong first XI but need to increase their squad strength for the second half of the campaign and over the next few years.