Glenn Ferguson hails Alan Blayney signing as ‘massive coup’ for Ballymena United

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Glenn Ferguson believes the signing of Alan Blayney is a “massive coup” for Ballymena United.

Blayney has agreed a two-year deal with the Sky Blues after leaving Glenavon.

The 33-year-old is returning for his second spell at the Showgrounds, after spending a season on Warden Street under former boss Roy Walker in 2008/09.

The former Northern Ireland goalkeeper – who earned five caps – has also played for Southampton and Linfield.

“It’s an area we needed to bolster, so I’m delighted to get a player of Alan’s experience on board,” Ferguson said.

“He had a tough time at Glenavon, but I still rate him as one of the best keepers in the league.

“It is a massive coup for us to sign Alan. He still has a lot to offer the game and we are delighted to get him on board.

“Tim Allen is returning to Australia so we needed cover, and we wanted someone with a lot of quality – Alan ticks that box.”