David Healy says Ballymena United arrival is 'right fit' for Linfield

Photo showing Linfield boss David Healy
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David Healy believes new signing Scot Whiteside will "fit right in" at Linfield after returning to Windsor Park. Whiteside has joined the Blues from Ballymena United where he spent the last six years.

The 26-year-old handed in a transfer request earlier this month after the Sky Blues preserved their place in the top-flight with a 2-1 play-off win over Institute.

Whiteside was a part of Linfield's academy as a youngster and has also had spells with clubs including Rangers, Partick Thistle, Coleraine and Derry City.

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He joins Linfield on a two-year deal after the Blues agreed an undisclosed fee with Ballymena, and Healy believes it is a positive signing for the club.

Healy told the club's website: “I’m very happy to welcome Scot back to the club where he started his journey into professional football. Scot is a player we know a lot about having monitored him and faced him many times in his six years at Ballymena United.

Photo shows Scot Whiteside with Linfield's Head of Recruitment and Development Willie McKeown
Scot Whiteside with Linfield's Head of Recruitment and Development Willie McKeown -Credit:Linfield FC

"He comes with a great attitude and temperament which was clear to see in my time working with him in the youth international set up and I have no doubt he will fit right into the squad come pre-season. I'd like to thank Jim and Ballymena for their co-operation in the transfer.”

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