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McLaughlin Signs

COLERAINE FC have completed the signing of Kirk McLaughlin. 

The forward becomes the latest signing to Dean Shiels squad as the club prepare for the 2024/25 season.

The 20 year old arrives back to Coleraine having joined Glentoran in the summer of 2022.

Speaking to the clubs media team Kirk shared his reasons for re-joining his hometown club

“I can’t wait to get started to be honest, coming back to my hometown club and scoring goals. I have been coming here since I was a boy and it’s just mad now that I’ve got the opportunity to come here and play full-time professional football. My family will all be down watching because my dad’s a big Coleraine fan so that’s the best thing about it”

McLaughlin had successful loan spells at Loughgall and Institute before during his time at the east belfast club.

Head coach Dean Shiels spoke of the attributes that made Kirk a player the club wanted to see back on the north coast

“Kirk is one we are really excited to get, he’s a local boy, he knows the club and has good connections to the club but most importantly is he’s a good player with those natural goal scoring instincts.