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30 Sep 2020
© Ballymena United FC Shay McCartan
Ballymena United have announced the signing of twice-capped Northern Ireland international striker Shay McCartan.
The 26-year-old Newry man joins the Sky Blues following three seasons at Bradford City for whom he scored eight times in 45 league outings. His former clubs also include Lincoln City, Accrington Stanley and Burnley.
Internationally, he represented Northern Ireland at U17, U19 and U21 level before earning senior caps against New Zealand (2017) and Croatia (2018).
United boss David Jeffrey was delighted to bring a player of Shay's quality to The Showgrounds.
"Words can't express how happy we are to secure Shay's services, which is appropriate as his record speakers for itself! I don't have to wax lyrical about his ability and talent," he told the club website.
"He's a 26-year-old Northern Ireland international coming to us from full time football, he had a number of offers to consider and we're delighted that he chose Ballymena United.
"We're getting a quality player with proven ability and just it so happens that what we could offer fitted in with Shay and where he is at at this moment in time."