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Linfield boss David Healy hails mortgage signing of Rangers teenager Chris McKee

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Linfield boss David Healy has hailed the mortgage signing of Rangers teenager Chris McKee as a wise piece of enterprise for the Irish League champions.

McKee, who has additionally represented Northern Eire at U19 degree, has put pen to paper on a brief time period contract till the top of the season.

The 19-year-old’s arrival at Windsor Park bolsters Linfield’s attacking choices heading into the second half of the marketing campaign.

Boss Healy mentioned: “I’m delighted to have the ability to advise our supporters that we’ve got immediately signed Chris McKee on mortgage from Rangers till the top of the season.

“Chris was with our Academy previous to his transfer to Rangers (in 2018) so he is aware of all about this membership and can slot in simply with the gamers and workers.

“He’s a younger ahead who will present us with extra choices up entrance and his signing will enhance the competitors ranges throughout the squad.

“I’m wanting ahead to working with him in coaching over the approaching months and I do know his signing shall be warmly welcomed by our supporters.“

After placing pen to paper at Windsor Park, McKee mentioned: “It is a nice alternative for me to work with a extremely revered and profitable supervisor and a extremely gifted squad of gamers.

“I can’t wait to get began and I wish to make a contribution over the approaching months to assist the membership achieve success.

“I’m properly conscious of the calls for and expectations at this membership and all I wish to do is problem for a spot inside what’s actually a really robust squad.”

On the weekend, former Northern Eire and West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley mentioned McKee’s signing might show a grasp stroke by Healy.

In his Sunday Life column, McAuley wrote: “If Linfield are in a position to safe the companies of Chris McKee on mortgage from Rangers, I believe he could possibly be a terrific addition to Healy’s aspect.

“He’ll rating loads of objectives within the (Danske Financial institution) Premiership.”

McKee, who joined Rangers from Linfield in 2018, performed 14 video games on mortgage at Brechin Metropolis in Scottish League Two final season.

He returned to Ibrox in the summertime and has featured for the Rangers B crew within the Lowland League this season.

Linfield had been looking out for brand new placing choices following the current departures of Billy Chadwick and Matt Inexperienced.

Chadwick returned to dad or mum membership Hull Metropolis after struggling a knee harm in November whereas former Birmingham Metropolis striker Inexperienced parted firm with the Blues final month.

McKee’s signing is topic to the completion of worldwide clearance.

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