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Adam Lecky joins the Sky Blues
Uploaded Friday, 1st Jun, 2018 at 19:00

BALLYMENA United are extremely delighted to announce that Adam Lecky has signed on a three-year deal. The 27 year-old forward will link up in pre-season with former Ballinamallard United team mate Shane McGinty in a new look squad.
Lecky has spent the last 18 months in Australia, having last played for the Mallards in January 2017, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over Portadown.
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Manager David Jeffrey was pleased not only to further bolster the squad, but also to capture the signature of a player who was previously in his sights, "We are beyond delighted to be able to bring Adam Lecky to the Showgrounds. When Adam left to go to Australia, he had very much been on our radar prior to leaving. He is a physically big athlete who can play at centre forward and also the middle of the park, but what is so impressive is his footballing brain and exquisite touch.
As always, an immense amount of credit must go to Paul McAreavey for making this happen. Adam recently returned home and was in touch with Paul who asked what his plans were. He was thinking long and hard about returning home permanently, so Paul arranged for him to meet with Bryan and myself.
We talked about what we have done, what we hope to do, essentially painted a picture and how we felt he would be an asset. Adam seemed immediately interested and immediately took time to talk to his family and discuss how it might all work in to a move back home. He came back to us very positive about moving forward with Ballymena United and there and then committed to becoming our next Sky Blue."
Lecky, who becomes Jeffrey's seventh signing of the off season, is relishing the chance to come home and pick up where he left off on the pitch, "It's very clear to me from meeting with David, Bryan and Paul that Ballymena is very much an ambitious club with aspirations to win silverware this season. The chance to work with such a successful management team who have won it all in the local game was too good to pass up and I am hoping that they can help me become a better player. The hunger and motivation to progress and win medals considering the success they've already enjoyed is remarkable and matches my own aspirations. The profile of the club and first class facilities are also factors as to why I see my football career continuing in Ballymena.
The signings already announced show the direction the club is moving. They have added quality, experienced players who are at a good age to go on and help the team achieve its goals over the next number of years. Ballymena United as a team in recent years have enjoyed considerable success in cup competitions and would be great to add more silverware this season and obviously aim to finish as high up the league table as possible.
For me personally my immediate aim is to establish myself in the team and give everything I possibly can to ensure we enjoy a successful season."
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