Glenavon has signed 21-year-old centre forward, Colin Oppong. Born in Carlow, the Belfast man’s last club was EFL League Two club, Salford City.

“I spent a lot of time when I was in England on loan,” he explained. “Now that I am back home, I want a bit more stability. Hopefully, that can happen with Glenavon.”

Oppong spent his early career with Willowbank Youth Club and Cliftonville. In 2018 he represented County Antrim at SuperCupNI. Then he spent three years with Ipswich Town.

“Ipswich had three managers in three years, Paul Hurst, Paul Lambert and Paul Cook,” he added. “It was very difficult to make progress when the backroom people kept changing.”

His aim now is to play games and score goals. “I can hold the ball up and run in behind defences,” he said. “Although I am still getting to know the rest of the team, I feel that I can make a contribution. I am looking forward to making my debut and showing people what I can do.”

Colin will wear the number 37 jersey for Glenavon.