Waterworth moves from Glens to Linfield

Published Thursday, 09 May 2013
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Glentoran striker Andrew Waterworth has signed a new contract with Linfield.

Waterworth moves from Glens to Linfield
Andy Waterworth turned down a contract with Glentoran to move to Linfield. (© Pacemaker)

Speculation about the move began earlier this year and was confirmed on Thursday.

The 27-year-old scored two goals on Saturday to help the Glens to Irish Cup victory, when he was named man of the match. Waterworth spent a total of five years with the side before his move to rivals Linfield.

Waterworth signed a renewed two-year contract at the end of the 2010-11 season under then-boss Scott Young.

But this season he turned down a new deal with the Glens, which the board of directors described as "disappointing".

In a statement they said: "The board of directors is disappointed to announce that, despite offering Andy Waterworth an improved three-year contract, he has opted to let his current deal lapse in order to sign for another club which was both prepared to meet his salary expectations and guarantee his position as their first choice forward.

"Whilst naturally disappointed to lose Andy after his most productive season at the club, the board of directors is not willing to engage in a bidding war that would endanger our ability to work within a sustainable budget."

Blues boss David Jeffrey said: "I'm absolutely delighted to confirm that Andrew Waterworth will be joining Linfield on a two-year contract.

"He is a quality player who has demonstrated his ability consistently throughout the season and who will provide us with an extra dimension in attack."

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IAN MACKERS in S.Belfast wrote (537 days ago):
IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT IN JAN THE GLENS MADE IT CLEAR TO ANDY THAT FOR COST REASONS HE SHOULD FIND ANOTHER CLUB. YOU COULD HARDLY BLAME HIM THEREFORE FOR CHOOSING ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUBS IN THE WORLD. I ALSO UNDERSTAND HE IS EARNING LESS NOW AT LINFIELD THAN HE WAS AT THE BOMBCRATER!
Super Linfield in Co Down wrote (538 days ago):
Cliftonville will be lucky to get top 3 next year haha we had to let use win at some point! Andy i am a blue man and i hope u bring us plenty off goals which have no problem u will :)! Good luck and come on LINFIELD
David in East Belfast wrote (539 days ago):
Why? What happened to playing for the shirt. It seems the money Linfield are getting and hence able to pay is talking louder than loyalty to their arch rivals Glentoran. - Bring back the old amateur players!
jimmy in belfast wrote (540 days ago):
@ short strand man, obviously a cliftonville supporter still bitter that waterworth destroyed them in irish cup final
Reds man in Top of the table wrote (540 days ago):
The start of Linfield trying to buy the title then...
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