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United sign Steven McCullough
Uploaded Monday, 22nd May, 2017 at 22:34

Ballymena United announce the signing tonight of Steven McCullough. The defender joins the Sky Blues on a one-year contract having previously been with Carrick Rangers.
Steven McCullough has joined the Sky Blues
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Manager David Jeffrey expressed his delight at the signing, “we know that the left back position caused us some anxiety this year, and with Stephen McBride forced to retire due to injury and Daniel Wallace recalled back to Linfield from his loan, that leaves us with Adam McCracken and Leroy Millar. Adam is unsure where his academic future is going to take him with university across the water an option, whilst Leroy excelled in that position this season, he sees further up the pitch as the best position for him, but he still gives us an option in defence.
We've been watching Steven for some time and so we approached things in the right manner by making our intentions clear to Carrick that we wished to speak to him, and subsequently met with him to lay out our plans for the future. Steven was actually planning to head to Australia this coming September but has opted to remain here on a one-year contract. Should he decide that going to Australia is off the cards altogether than we will obviously be able to review the contract length."
McCullough reciprocated his new manager's feelings, "I can't wait to get started. I was meant to be for Australia this year but once David got in touch it was an absolute no brainer. This is a challenge for me, I am ready to compete for trophies and to step up to the challenge of playing for Ballymena United and looking forward to working under David and Bryan".
David Jeffrey summed up, "Steven has shown us great potential, he wants to challenge himself and he knows what we expect from him. He has impressed us both on the pitch and how he has conducted himself during discussions with us. He's quick, strong and uses the ball well and we are looking forward to working with him.
Thanks as always go to Dr Patterson and Sports Therapist Gordon McCartney for their work in putting Steven through his club medical."