Glenavon are delighted to announce the signing of Jamie McDonagh on loan from Cliftonville. The 27-year-old Lisburn native joins Glenavon with a wealth of experience both in the League of Ireland for Derry City and Sligo Rovers and Irish League for Glentoran and parent club Cliftonville as well spells in England and Scotland.
Speaking to Glenavon Media boss Gary Hamilton said, “I’m delighted to get this deal over the line. It’s a competitive market and I’m glad that Jamie has decided to choose and join us on loan for the season.” He continued, “He’s had an impact wherever he’s been and is a player who will add an attacking threat and creativity in the final third. I watched him several times and I’m always excited to see him on the ball and how he is able to make things happen either through scoring himself or creating for others. We’re excited to see him in action.”
After training we caught up with Jamie who said, “Delighted to come here and hopefully help the team out as much as possible, I can’t wait to get started and get back to enjoying my football and showing everyone what I can do. We have a good run of games coming up so hopefully we can get some positive results over the next few weeks. I’m here to play games and we have some very good players here and one of the best playing surfaces in the country, which suites the way I play. Also, thank you to the manager for bringing me in and I’m sure he will get the best out of me.”
Regarding expectations for the rest of the window Gary said, “There’s a few deals we’re working on. Nothing is close at the minute but it doesn’t mean we’re not trying. We’re hoping to get at least one more done but that depends on whether or not things align.”