BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
FORMER CELTIC cult hero Paddy McCourt has joined League of Ireland side Finn Harps.
The 33-year-old has been without a club since leaving Glenavon in December, cutting short his one-year deal with the Northern Irish outfit.
McCourt, who won five major honours during five years at Parkhead, has already turned out for The Harps during a friendly against Cabinteely and is expected to line up for the Donegal side when their season kicks off on Friday night against Cork City.
The 18-times capped McCourt told their official website: “I’m looking forward now to being part of the squad for the new season and I want to play my part in keeping Harps in the Premier Division.”
McCourt – affectionately dubbed the ‘Derry Pele’ – also turned out for the likes of Rochdale, Barnsley, Brighton, Notts County and Luton Town in English football as well as Shamrock Rovers and Derry City across the water.
Finn Harps boss Ollie Horgan added: “Paddy is an experienced player who we hope will be big asset to us for what is going to be a very tough season.
“He has that natural ability to make things happen and we will need him to produce that quality because we are going to be up against well-organised defences in this division.”