Mark McAllister in action during his first spell with the Swifts (c) Presseye


Dungannon Swifts have announced the return of forward Mark McAllister, almost ten years after first leaving the Stangmore Park club.

The 30-year-old spent the second half of last season rediscovering his form with local side Annagh United in the Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League, having initially signed with Crusaders in June 2017.

McAllister began his career at the Swifts, before making the move to Windsor Park in January 2009 were he spent five and a half seasons at the club, winning multiple trophies including three Premiership titles and three Irish Cups. He then went onto spend three seasons at Portadown between 2014 and 2017.

Mark told the official Dungannon Swifts website: “I am just delighted to be back at the club where I started off at. I left almost 10 years ago and have been lucky enough to have a bit of success while I was away but I’ve always had a special feeling towards the Swifts.”

“Rod (McAree) made the decision easy for me and I was delighted that he committed his own future, as Head Coach, a few weeks back to the Club. Dungannon have always played football the right way and I just want to get back enjoying it again.”

In other transfer news at Dungannon Swifts, McAree confirmed last week that midfielder Ryan Mayse has been placed on the transfer list.

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