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27 May 2022
© David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press Matthew Tipton

Ards boss Matthew Tipton has wasted no time reshaping his squad ahead of the forthcoming season.

With Ards finishing in a disappointing seventh spot, Tipton has made wholesale changes to the panel at Clandeboye Park.

He has brought in keeper Jason Craughwell from Derriaghy CC, experienced defender Johnny Taylor, former Northern Ireland youth international John McGivern, midfielder Ethan Taggart and Alex Moore who has senior experience between the sticks with Linfield and Dungannon Swifts.

Leaving the club are Conall McGrandles, Brian Neeson, Benny Igiehon, Sam Dinu,Gary Donnelly, Joe Tully, James Ferrin and Jaimie McGovern.