Crusaders have again moved in the transfer market and are pleased to announce that they have secured the signature of Dungannon Swifts defender Jarlath O'Rourke. The 24 year old moves to Seaview and has signed a two year deal with the Club.
It is another exciting capture for Stephen Baxter as he starts to build for a fresh challenge next season in all competitions and certainly he has picked a very exciting defender who will thrive at the Club.
Jarlath cannot wait to get started and told us " I am ready to start a new challenge in my football life. I am looking forward to joining up with the lads already and anyone can see how professional and successful they have been over the last number of years and I want to be part of that. I have belief that I can help Crusaders push on to plenty more in both domestically and in Europe and I hope to repay the faith that manager Stephen Baxter has shown in signing me. I have thought long and hard about this but I know I made the right decision"
He added " Can I just put on record my thanks to everyone at Dungannon Swifts for everything they have done for me and they are the reason I am where I am today"
Stephen Baxter is also pleased. "I feel I have just got one of the best and exciting players in the Premiership. His vision and tenacity is exactly what I am looking for and he will challenge those who we already have as he becomes part of the squad. We are building at Seaview for the future and this lad and our other new signing Chris are exactly what we need to up another level"
Welcome Jarlath to Seaview and we hope you have a great stay time at Crusaders.