McNeill, 21, is a product of the Ballymena United youth set-up where he developed with the aid of Rangers First Team coach Clifford Adams. The attacking midfielder made his senior debut for the Warden Street side against Crusaders almost four years ago, coming on as a substitute for his first Danske Bank Premiership appearance.
The youngster was also an integral part of United’s reserve team for the 2015/16 season, scoring a total of 13 goals and finishing the campaign by winning Reserve Player of the Year and Reserves Players’ Player of the Year.
McNeill then spent the 2016/17 season at Knockbreda as he got an experience of first team football in the Bluefin Sport Championship, before he returned to Ballymena United at the start of the following season.
In January 2018, McNeill signed for PSNI where he has remained for the last 12 months, playing an integral part in Colin Malone’s side while working alongside current Rangers players Ashton McDermott and Lukasz Adamczyk.
Delighted to bolster his options in the middle of the park, Niall Currie said,
“I am absolutely delighted to get Jake on board. We had to act quickly as Jake had spoken to a couple of other clubs, so we are delighted to have convinced him that this is where his future lies. He is a perfect fit for the profile of the type of player we want to bring to the Club: he is a fit, athletic 21-year-old who has great vision on the pitch. We feel that Jake has a great future ahead of him and we are over the moon to have him on board.”
Welcome to Carrick Rangers, Jake!