13 Jan 2022
© David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press Kym Nelson

Ballymena United have unveiled the signing of Kym Nelson from Championship club Ards.

The 26-year-old arrives at The Showgrounds on a three-and-a-half year contract. He had been with Ards since the summer of 2018, scoring 12 times in 86 outings. Prior to that he had been with Glentoran and Cliftonville.

United boss David Jeffrey hailed the move: "He has been on our radar for some time, he comes highly recommended and we went and did our own due diligence on him and liked what we saw.

"He's coming with a burning desire to play here and will strengthen our options on the pitch. A no nonsense player who is technically very sound and intends to bring his hard work rate to the Showgrounds as he did at Ards."

And Nelson is looking forward to getting started at the Showgrounds: "I'm over the moon, it's a pleasure to be here and just glad it's finally happened. I can't wait to get started. It's going to be fantastic to working with David, in all honesty, he is the maestro of the Irish league.

"I'll be looking to bring energy, hard work, I'm here to win, and win trophies. I've played at the Showgrounds plenty of times before and am ready and willing to get out there in-front of the fans and I'm busting to go."