ARTIGARVAN man Dylan King has signed for Danske Bank Premiership club Glenavon.
King, accomplished centre-back, who has had spells at Oldham Athletic and Motherwell joins the Lurgan Blues along with Gary Muir.
The former Tyrone Milk Cup player and Northern Ireland underage international spent two years on a scholarship at Oldham before moving to Scotland.
Things didn’t quite work out as he had wished at the ‘Well and Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton swooped to snap up the gifted North Tyrone defender.
King has a week of preseason completed at Mourneview Park and is relishing the challenge and opportunity to force his way into the Glenavon first team.
“I need to go and get senior games so that’s why I’ve joined the Irish League, which is a tough league to play in,” he said.
“I’ve got a real hunger to get playing every Saturday and I really do want to try to be the first name on the team sheet and get that excitement back on a Saturday morning when you’re going to play a game.
“I haven’t had that in quite a while so I’m definitely looking forward to it, especially at a great club like Glenavon. I’ve known the boys for a week or so and it’s been really good and the whole set-up is great- it’s exciting.”
As 16-year-old King played one game for Institute in the Danske Bank Premiership before securing his move to Boundary Park.
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