Darren Henderson won the League Cup last season with Ballymena United (c) Stephen Hamilton / Presseye


Carrick Rangers have brought experienced forward Darren Henderson back to the Danske Bank Premiership from Portadown to help fire them to safety.

31-year-old Henderson who began his career with Coleraine, has had spells with Glentoran, Dungannon Swifts and Ballymena United before linking up with Portadown boss Niall Currie in the summer. The striker has scored four goals in the Bluefin Sport Championship so far this term.

Manager David McAlinden told the official Carrick Rangers website, “We’re obviously looking for someone to score goals, and Darren has scored over 100 in the Irish League. He’s someone who can find the back of the net, and I’m hoping he can do the same for us.”

Joining Henderson is teenage winger Eamon Scannell on loan from Linfield for the remainder of the season. The pair take the total of new faces on board at the Belfast Loughshore Hotel Arena to six, following the arrival of Brendan Glackin (Radcliffe Borough), Damien McNulty (Finn Harps), Ryan Nimick (Crusaders, loan) and Ralph Kottoy (Larne) during the transfer window to date.

Next up: Carrick Rangers host Glentoran at the Belfast Loughshore Hotel Arena on Saturday in the Danske Bank Premiership (kick-off: 3pm).

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