James Knowles has returned to Cliftonville one year after leaving the club.
Knowles joined Linfield from the Reds last summer before spending the second half of last season on loan with Ards.
But now the 21-year-old midfielder is back at Solitude – and he is relishing the prospect of reuniting with the champions.
“I’m very happy to be back at Cliftonville because I absolutely loved it during my first year here,” Knowles, told Cliftonville’s website.
“I already know most of the players because I’ve played with them before and the team’s style of play suits me down to the ground, but I’m looking forward to working with the coaching staff again and obviously the Manager as well, who I don’t think gives himself enough credit for the job he’s done here, plus the fans, who were great to me when I was here the first time – and gave me plenty of abuse during the last year!”