Cliftonville sign Coleraine striker David McDaid on three-year deal

David McDaid
David McDaid

Cliftonville boss Tommy Breslin has backed David McDaid to be a hit with the champions.

The Reds have completed the signing of the 23-year-old striker from Coleraine on a three-year contract.

“David is a player I’ve admired for quite some time and am looking forward to working alongside him,” Breslin told the club’s website.

“Although he’s only been playing in the Irish League for a short space of time, he has already demonstrated how effective he can be in the Premiership and, of course, was no stranger to finding the net in the League of Ireland before that.

“I believe he will prove an effective addition to our squad and I’m sure our supporters can’t wait to see him in a Cliftonville shirt.”

Reds chairman Gerard Lawlor added: “We’re very pleased to have completed the signing of such a talented player and I know David is equally thrilled to be here.”

Meanwhile, Coleraine boss Oran Kearney told the Coleraine Times that the club had “reluctantly” sold McDaid to the champions.

“We didn’t want to lose Davy, nor did we have to sell, but when a player asks to leave you have to look at the situation, “ said Kearney.

“It’s not ideal timing but we have worked hard to get the best possible deal for Coleraine FC.”