Muir makes trio of signings for Wakehurst

Macauley Cairns signs for Wakehurst, watched by manager Paul Muir and assistant manager Neil Candlish. Also included are the club's other new signings Lee McCaughern and Kurtis McCartney.
Macauley Cairns signs for Wakehurst, watched by manager Paul Muir and assistant manager Neil Candlish. Also included are the club's other new signings Lee McCaughern and Kurtis McCartney.

Paul Muir has made his first signings as Wakehurst manager by snapping up three players.

Muir, who replaced Ian Gregg as manager earlier this month, has re-signed goalkeeper Macauley Cairns, who returns to the club from Ballymena United for a second spell.

Cairns also gained some useful experience at Championship level last season, having spent the second half of the campaign with Dundela.

Another player returning to Wakehurst for a second stint is midfielder Lee McCaughern, who spent last season with Saturday Morning League side Galgorm Blues.

The third new arrival is left-back Kurtis McCartney, who joins from Ballymena United’s youth team, where he was named Player of the Year last season.

Muir also ran his eye over the young players in Wakehurst’s reserve side as they beat Saturday Morning League side Braid United 3-1 in a friendly on Saturday.