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Cliftonville Football Club are very pleased to announce the signing of Daniel Kearns from Linfield.

The 29-year-old attacker becomes boss Paddy McLaughlin’s sixth addition of the January Transfer Window following the arrivals of Aaron McCarey, Rory Hale, Eoin Teggart, Kris Lowe and Barry Coffey, who joined on loan from Celtic this morning.

After coming through the ranks at West Ham United, Kearns spent a productive season with Dundalk before commencing three years at Peterborough United.

During his time at London Road, the Belfast-born underage international – who represented both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland at various levels – enjoyed loan spells with York City, Rotherham United and Chesterfield before sealing a switch to Carlisle United.

His first taste of the Danske Bank Premiership came when he joined Glenavon for the 2015/16 season and, following stints with Sligo Rovers and Limerick, returned to the Irish League in 2018 when he penned a deal at Linfield, for whom his last act came as an unused substitute in Tuesday’s 4-3 defeat to the Reds.

Everyone at Cliftonville extends Daniel a warm Solitude welcome and we’re sure the Red Army will likewise wish him – and all our new recruits – well in the colours of Ireland’s Oldest Football Club.