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David McDaid joins from Larne
Uploaded Tuesday, 14th Jun, 2022 at 19:00

Ballymena United are delighted to announce the arrival of David McDaid from Larne on a 3 year contract for an undisclosed fee. Part of the deal will see Leroy Millar released from the remainder of his contract to join Larne immediately.
Former York City striker McDaid brings a proven pedigree to the Showgrounds, adept at scoring goals in the Irish League across spells at Larne, Cliftonville and Coleraine, alongside winning accolades in the League of Ireland with Derry City and Waterford.
Manager David Jeffrey was delighted to announce the signing, "it goes without saying that we are absolutely delighted to secure the services of a player of David's calibre for the next three years. We don't need to go on about what he has achieved and why we were interested in signing him, his statistics speak for themselves and we and our supporters are only too aware of the quality we have signed. He is currently away on honeymoon having just got married, and so we give Faye and himself our congratulations and we look forward to linking up upon their return."
The move will see Leroy Millar released to join Larne immediately, and the manager added his thanks, 'at the time that Larne announced signing Leroy we were hopeful that there was still a bit more business to complete before being able to put a closure on that, hence the wait to make our full comments and thanks. Leroy has been a great servant to Ballymena United from a young age and his appearance totals during our time here will reflect that, a local lad who went on to captain his hometown club - something we are working with all our youth teams to aspire to achieve. He is at a stage in his life and career where the attraction of full time football is here, and whilst he was torn between deciding, we can't fault him for choosing to pursue that and we wish him all the best for the future.'
The Boss himself conducted this last week's transfer dealings whilst also on holiday in Spain, and confirmed that the final agreement for McDaid was sealed in the security line ahead of his flight home this afternoon, "it may be the 'off season', but when it comes to managing a club there is certainly no break in football. We work all year round on the development of the team, and at this time of year that obviously includes incomings and outgoings, and over the next week the supporters will start to see the new squad take shape ahead of the return for pre-season. The news today is just the start, and is a fantastic way to end our holiday."
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