COLERAINE FC is pleased to announce the signing of Matthew Shevlin from Linfield…

The striker has put pen-to-paper on a two-and-a-half year deal to become Oran Kearney’s first arrival of the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old started his career at Ballymena United and scored on his debut at the age of 15, before making the switch to Windsor Park in August 2019 as he helped the Blues lift the Gibson Cup last season.

Speaking to, boss Oran Kearney was thrilled to land the signature of a player he has tracked for some time.

“There are few number nines in this league where they have the pace to get in behind defences and Matthew certainly has that in the locker,” he said.

“Despite only being 22 years old, he has a huge amount of Irish League experience after playing in over 150 games for Ballymena United and Linfield.

“We had our eye on Matthew before his switch to Linfield but we are now looking forward to working with him and getting things up and running.

“He is a good age, has a good profile and all the attributes that we are looking for.”

The Club can confirm that Shevlin will wear the number 26 shirt.