Charlie Lindsay backed to shine at The Oval as he makes permanent Glentoran return

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Glentoran boss Declan Devine has backed Charlie Lindsay to rekindle his career at the club.

Lindsay, who became the Glens youngest ever player when he came on as a sub against Ballyclare Comrades in the Co Antrim Shield in 2019, has returned to the club on a permanent basis.

The 20-year-old spent the second half of last season on-loan at The Oval from Derby County. But he has returned home permanently following his release from Pride Park and Devine has backed him to shine once more.

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“Charlie is a lad I’ve known for a long time and I’m delighted we have him back at a club that loves him and means so much to him," said the Glentoran boss. "Charlie’s had some setbacks for one so young but that’s the story of so many young players and I know Charlie has everything it takes to put all that behind him.

"He’s Glentoran through and through as is his Dad, Jason who coached a very successful Academy team here. Charlie is a seriously talented player who can and will have a brilliant career.

"The backroom team here really believe in him and we know he can have a fantastically successful career in football. I’m absolutely delighted he’s joined us permanently. The rebuild continues with discussions with some other players at a very advanced stage.”

Lindsay left east Belfast for Rangers as a 16-year-old before making the move to the Rams. Several clubs were interested in signing him but he is looking forward to being back with the glens once more.

“I’m really looking forward to a full season with the Glens and have been enjoying getting back to fitness during pre season," he said. "As a Glenman and a professional I will give my best for the team and am excited for the season ahead. Like the rest of the squad we want to excite fans this year and do as well as we can together.”

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