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03 Aug 2020
© Carrick Rangers FC Joe Tully
Carrick Rangers boss Niall Currie had a busy weekend as the August transfer window officially opened, making two signings and agreeing extended terms with another couple.
Currie moved quickly to bring striker Joe Tully to the club from Larne. The 22-year-old moved to Inver Park from Ballyclare Comrades in January and managed four appearances before the season was curtailed. He had also scored 16 goals in 26 outings for Ballyclare prior to his switch.
Speaking to the official club website, Currie was delighted to get his man: "We have been keeping an eye on Joe over the past few months. He has shown goals come to him in the Championship and he deservedly got his opportunity at Larne. However, with a lack of game time, he has made the decision to take the opportunity to develop his game with us. 
"He saw last year the opportunities that young players get here and Joe is still a young player developing. We know we will keep pushing him here and believe that with time, we have a real Premiership prospect."
Currie has also signed Daniel Reynolds on a permanent basis from Linfield after his initial loan period from January had been interrupted by the shortened season.
"Daniel came to us in January and there is absolutely no doubt this lad is a massive talent," said Currie.
"He knows now it's time to deliver and show what a wonderful prospect he is. He has been exceptional so far in our practice matches, so we are all very excited. He has all the tools, so it’s time for him to show for it and I know he will."
In addition, Currie has agreed terms to keep Jamie Dunne and Lee Colligan with the 'Gers next season.