Former Red Barry Holland links up with Eddie Patterson at Glentoran

Barry Holland has signed for Glentoran
Barry Holland has signed for Glentoran

Eddie Patterson believes new signing Barry Holland is a welcome addition to Glentoran’s fledgling squad

Holland has agreed a one-year deal with the Oval club – subject to a medical.

The 30-year-old could feature against former club Cliftonville in Saturday’s Danske Bank Premiership opener at Solitude, but will undergo a late fitness test on a hamstring injury.

“Barry has been training with us over the summer and we felt he was worth a contract offer,” Patterson said.

“He is a solid professional who I know plenty about having signed him during my time at Cliftonville.

“He is still at a young enough age and he can offer us a lot of experience. With a young squad, the more experienced players you have the better.”