Stephen O'Flynn celebrates scoring for Ballinamallard United during his first spell at the club. (c) Matt Mackey/Presseye
Wednesday, 03 January 2018
Ballinamallard United manager Gavin Dykes has gone all out for the basement side, bringing in four new faces at the very start of the January transfer window.
Clearly in need of a boost, the club have revealed four new signings in the form of attackers Stephen O’Flynn and Sean Noble alongside defensive duo Michael Kerr and Packie Mailey to Ferney Park.
Stephen O’Flynn will be no stranger to fans of the Fermanagh club, the veteran striker spent a short spell at the club at the end of the 2015/2016 Danske Bank Premiership season.
The striker scored a number of vital goals to keep Ballinamallard in the top division that season and has also had spells with Glentoran, Crusaders, Institute and Donegal Celtic in recent seasons.
21-year-old Sean Noble is no stranger to the NI Football League having been part of Aaron Callaghan’s Carrick Rangers side last season and played in the League Cup final defeat to Ballymena United. Noble has previously had spells with Waterford United and Bray Wanderers in the League of Ireland.
The January transfer window is barely open, but Gavin Dykes has already snapped up another four players in an effort to strengthen the Mallards and lift them off the bottom of the table; https://t.co/UkF2yYJjHN— Ballinamallard Utd (@Ballinamallard) January 3, 2018
Promising young full-back Michael Kerr has been recruited on loan from Crusaders for the remainder of the current season. Kerr has been on the fringes of Stephen Baxter’s side this campaign after a similar loan spell with Ballymena United in the second half of last season. Donegal native, Packie Mailey makes up the quartet of new faces, but will be familiar to manager
Gavin Dykes as a former captain of Finn Harps. The 29-year-old defender has previously played with Hibernian and Stenhousemuir in Scotland.
The four signings take Dykes’ recruitment drive to five this winter, with former Stoke City player Ryan O’Reilly having already made his debut with the Fermanagh based side over the festive period.
Next up for Ballinamallard and their new look side in the Danske Bank Premiership is a home game against Glentoran on Saturday 13th January (kick-off 3pm)
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