Striker deals for Crues and Glens

Published Thursday, 02 January 2014
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Andy Smith and Curtis Allen are back in local football.

Striker deals for Crues and Glens
Curtis Allen has signed for east Belfast side Glentoran. (© Presseye)

Smith, a former Ballymena United and Glentoran striker, has signed with Crusaders FC until the end of the season.

The 33-year-old had been playing his club football in Belgium with Union Royale Namur.

The forward won 18 caps for Northern Ireland between 2003 and 2005.

Meanwhile, Glentoran has confirmed that Curtis Allen has signed for the east Belfast side.

Allen was playing for Scottish Premiership side Inverness Caledonian Thistle, but last month returned home with the Highland club claiming he was "homesick".

The 25-year-old told Glentoran.com that he was pleased to be back in the Irish League.

He said: "Eddie Patterson is building a good team here and I think I'll fit in well and hopefully we'll be successful. I feel I can help some of the good young players who are in the squad and I just want to get out on the pitch and score goals."

He formerly played for Lisburn Distillery, Linfield and Coleraine.

Allen has signed on a three and a half year deal and could make his debut for Glentoran in their Irish Cup fifth round game against Portadown on Saturday 11 January.

© UTV News
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4 Comments
Hoxy in Belfast wrote (110 days ago):
how can a team thats 1.2 million pound in debt sign players and pay them £400 a week after tax can anyone answer
Robert in Belfast wrote (111 days ago):
Welcome to the wise side of Belfast Curtis :) SUPER GLENTORAN - NO ONE FUNDS US WE DON'T CARE
Lurgan in Lurgan wrote (111 days ago):
Home sick you'd thought he lived the other side of the world
Darzo in Co Down wrote (111 days ago):
Curtis Allen signing for glentoran were they getting all the money from when there in debt to there eyeballs flip sake o well haha SUPER LINFIELD
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