IRISH LEAGUE: Howard Beverland and Philip Lowry agree deals with Crusaders

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Crusaders have bolstered their squad with the signings of Howard Beverland and Philip Lowry.

Coleraine defender Beverland and former Linfield and Derry City midfielder Lowry have both agreed three-year deals with the Danske Bank Premiership champions.

They join David Cushley and Michael Gault who signed pre-contracts earlier this year.

“Howard and Philip are two vastly experienced players, and they bring a lot of quality with them,” Crues boss Stephen Baxter said.

“They are both at a great age, at their prime. So we are delighted to get them on board.”

Meanwhile, Baxter is hoping to finalise the future of defender Josh Robinson in the coming days.

Robinson is on the radar of a number of English clubs, including League One outfit Fleetwood Town.

“We would love Josh to stay but he is free to talk to clubs. Hopefully we find out more this week,” Baxter added.