Linfield manager Warren Feeney airs delight at Chris Hegarty capture

Linfield manager Warren Feeney and new signing Chris Hegarty

Linfield manager Warren Feeney and new signing Chris Hegarty

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Linfield have confirmed the signing of Rangers defender Chris Hegarty.

Hegarty – who had just been released by the Ibrox club – has put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal.

It was new manager Warren Feeney’s second signing of the summer following the arrival of striker Sammy Morrow.

The 21-year-old versatile defender featured just twice for the Gers last season after suffering from a series of injuries.

“Chris is a quality player,” Feeney said.

“He had a year left of his contract at Rangers but when I spoke to him he was excited at the prospect of coming to this club.”

Hegarty added: “I fulfilled an ambition by playing for a team I grew up supporting and I’ll always be grateful for the opportunity.

“I had a bad time with injury last season and at this important stage of my career I need to play first-team football week in week out and the Rangers manager (Ally McCoist) was good enough to let me go and pursue that.”

“Warren has painted me a picture of what he wants to do with Linfield and I’m looking forward to the season ahead.

“My best position is centre-back, that’s where I’m most confident and dominant.”


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