Sproule 'delighted' to sign for Blues

Published Tuesday, 17 December 2013
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Ivan Sproule has said he is "delighted" to have signed with Linfield.

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The former Northern Ireland winger joined the Blues on Monday evening after ending his contract with Ross County last month.

Sproule, who has spent a large part of his football career in England and Scotland, told the Linfield website he wanted to come home and there was only one side he wanted to play for.

The 32-year-old said: "I feel very excited to have signed for Linfield. It's obviously a good time to be joining the club, as we're sitting at the right end of the table.

"There have been so many great players and great managers here and the club has won so many trophies over the years, so I'm really looking forward to the challenge of helping the club to hopefully achieve more success in the future."

Linfield are currently sitting top of the Dankse Bank Premiership table following Saturday's 3-0 win over Ballinamallard at Windsor Park.

Manager David Jeffrey said Sproule will bring "great experience" to the club.

He went on: "He brings pace, he brings desire, he's got great skill and great ability and he's signed for the rest of this season and for next season.

"I've said to him that he's coming to a club where the mentality is totally about winning and he's told me that suits him fantastically well. I'm absolutely delighted, so so pleased and excited that he's signed for us tonight."

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Down in Down wrote (120 days ago):
Linfield the man city off the irish league!!! Yawnnnnnn
Tendwayi in Antrim wrote (120 days ago):
Hopefully DJ knows how to use Sproule. Wingers by their nature are very inconsistent and need game time to flourish. Davy is a fan of 4 physical centre midfielders across the middle of the park and doesn't allow players time to settle. I never thought the likes of Tomelty was ever given a fair chance. Hopefully Sproule will be or he'll be off to Ards too..
Brian the Blue in Belfast wrote (121 days ago):
This is a great signing for us. Should make for an interesting 2nd half of the season
johnson in Down wrote (121 days ago):
Maybe because they are the only team with money and stability thanks to their monopoly over the IFA and Irish Football.
davy in belfast wrote (121 days ago):
S Magowan in Belfast. I thought it was quite obvious why players want to come to Linfield. To be in a trophy winning team. To be at a professional club. To have the biggest support on the island follow you week in, week out.Simples!!!! If he had wanted the attraction of having to pay for his own kit, make his own way to away matches, never be certain if he was going to get paid or not, and face the humiliation of having to go and paint parts of the stadium as the other players did, he should have went to the Glens,..........Welcome to Linfield Ivan.
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