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Niall Currie completes the signings of Tre Sterling and Ashton McDermott with Denver Gage and Danny Magill re-signing. Meanwhile, Damien McNulty and Eamon McAllister depart.

Sterling, who can be deployed in either midfield or defence, rose through the youth ranks at Glentoran before he signed for Fleetwood Town at the age of 16.

 

The 19-year-old returned to the Oval in January 2017, making 10 appearances for the East Belfast side over the last year and a half.

 

On securing Sterling’s signature, Niall Currie said, “Tre comes to us with a wonderful pedigree as he’s a young lad with great energy and that’s what I want in the centre of midfield. I tried to bring Tre to Portadown before as I have been a great admirer of his for some time now and I’m excited to bring him on board.”

 

Re-joining the Club is 26-year-old midfielder McDermott, who will need no introduction to the Carrick faithful.

 

Son of legendary ‘Gers player Kel McDermott, Ashton rose through the youth ranks at the Club and progressed to the first team in the 2011/12 season.

 

McDermott left the Club in January 2013, eventually linking up with PSNI where he has spent the last five seasons.

 

Upon McDermott’s return to Taylors Avenue, Niall Currie commented, “I want to be bringing in players who want to play for our Club and Ashton is one of those players. He’s got great experience at Championship level and that will be important for us in the season ahead.”

 

Centre-half Gage is extending his stay at the ‘Gers having made 29 appearances last season, whilst defender Magill, another product of the Carrick Rangers Academy, signs having returned home from university.

 

Niall Currie added on the duo’s re-signing, “With regards to Denver, he’s won the Championship before with me at Ards and is a player I know how to get the best out of. He’s a leader and at Championship level, he will be a wonderful acquisition for us. In Danny, we have a lad who wants to be at the Club and that’s massively important to us, so he’ll be given an opportunity in pre-season to show what he can do.”

 

Meanwhile, defender Damien McNulty and midfielder Eamon McAllister have left the club on expiry of their contracts as they join Cliftonville and Ards respectively. We would like to thank Damien and Eamon for their effort and dedication during their time at the Club and wish them both well for the future.

updated: 27 May 2018
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LEAGUE TABLE

 TeamPldWDLFAPts
 Crusaders 38 28 7 3 106 3891
 Coleraine 38 26 11 1 76 3189
 Glenavon 38 19 12 7 85 5269
 Linfield 38 20 7 11 72 4667
 Cliftonville 38 20 5 13 68 4565
 Glentoran 38 14 9 15 52 5251
 Ballymena United 38 14 6 18 53 6548
 Dungannon Swifts 38 13 6 19 42 6245
 Ards 38 12 4 22 42 7440
 Warrenpoint Town 38 8 6 24 52 8630
 Carrick Rangers 38 6 5 27 31 7823
 Ballinamallard United 38 5 8 25 39 8923