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Linfield take returning player on trial and prepare to loan U21 international

 

Former Linfield favourite Daryl Fordyce featured for a Blues team in a behind closed doors trial match this week.

The 32-year-old, who left Linfield to continue his career in Canada in 2013, is on the lookout for a new club.

Fordyce was released by FC Edmonton at the end of 2017 with the club deciding not to enter the following season's North American Soccer League.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph in December, Fordyce said he was on the look-out for a new club.

"I now feel like I'm in the best shape of my career," he said. "I train and eat properly. I feel strong and fit and will play as long as I can."

The Blues have also been linked with a loan move for St Johnstone midfielder Kyle McClean. The 20-year-old, from Belfast, is expected to join the Windsor Park side until the end of the season. Saints boss Tommy Wright confirmed last month that he is keen on sending the former Crusaders man out on loan. He has made only five substitute appearances in the Scottish Premiership since arriving in Perth in 2017.

Meanwhile, Ballymena United have signed Dervock FC striker Kenny Kane on a pre-contractual agreement.The frontman has netted 47 goals this season and will join in the summer on a three-year deal.

"He's a young man with great potential, a tremendous left foot, and he will continue to train with us one night a week this season to continue to develop his game," said United boss David Jeffrey.

And Glenavon ace Josh Daniels has signed a two-and-a-half year extension to his contract.

Boss Gary Hamilton said: "We're delighted to be able to keep Josh here. He's a top player and a young lad with a long career in front of him. He's an exciting talent who's done really well since coming to Glenavon."

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