Thomas Byrne joins Glentoran following departure from Drogheda United

Tue, Jul 30 2019

Thomas Byrne in action for Drogheda United against Derry City Credit: John-Paul McGinley (ETPhotos)

Northern Irish side Glentoran have unveiled the capture of former Drogheda United and St Patrick’s Athletic winger Thomas Byrne.

Byrne joins Glentoran following his departure from Drogheda United who are flying high in the First Division, eight points behind top of the table Shelbourne.

The former Brighton and Hove Albion youngster joins former League of Ireland players Patrick McClean and Gavin Peers who both made the move north after a stint down south.

Speaking to glentoran.com, the 20-year-old said that he is looking forward to getting started with his new club.

“I’m absolutely buzzing to have signed for Glentoran. I’ve been travelling up and down the road with Peersy and Peps and they’ve had nothing but good things to say about the club.

“All the boys here have been great helping me to settle in. Then to come out and see the stadium really brought home the size of the club.

“I just can’t wait to get going and show the Glentoran supporters what I can do.”

Glentoran boss Mick McDermott added; “Thomas is a very exciting signing for us. He will be a valuable attacking asset to our team as he is young, versatile and can play multiple positions across the front – left, right or central.

“He has great ability on the ball and is the sort of player who will excite our supporters. We’re delighted to get Thomas onboard as there were several other Premiership clubs keen on him as well as clubs in the Republic.”