New Wakehurst boss Muir makes two more signings

Wakehurst manager Paul Muir has made two further signings as he strengthens his squad for the new season.

Muir, who is preparing for his first foray in management, has snapped up two players ahead of Wakehurst’s Belfast Telegraph Championship Two campaign.

Among the new arrivals is former Ballymena United Youth Academy starlet Mark McKelvey, who joins from Saturday Morning League side Connor.

“Mark can play in the centre of midfield, up front or at the back and that sort of versatility will be very important to us,” Muir told Times Sport.

Also joining Wakehurst is Jordan Walker, from Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League side Chimney Corner.

“Jordan is primarily a right-back, although he filled in as a goalkeeper for Corner for part of last season.

“He’s a big, strong lad and I know from experience of playing in Championship Two that you need a bit of physicality in your team.”

They join goalkeeper Macauley Cairns, defender Kurtis McCartney and midfielder Lee McCaughern as new arrivals at Wakehurst.

Muir has also added Stephen McKelvey - who spent last season in charge of Saturday Morning League side FC Penarol - to his coaching panel.

“Stephen already has plenty of coaching experience at Penarol and Waveney but it will be a good opportunity for him, working alongside Neil Candlish,” added Muir.