WE are delighted to announce the arrival of attacking wide player Luke Wade-Slater, following his departure from Bohemians.
Dublin-born Luke arrives at Inver Park having began his career with a three-and-a-half year stint at EFL club Stevenage, before a move to Keith Long’s Bohemians at the start of the 2019 League of Ireland season.
He went on to make 35 appearances at Dalymount Park, getting his name on the scoresheet on three occasions.
The 22-year-old right-sided player also played for the Republic of Ireland under-17 and under-18 sides during his youth career.
Having spent time at the club over the summer, including an appearance in the friendly against Derry City last month, Luke put pen to paper ahead of the close of the transfer window this evening.
He said: “I have spent time at the club during pre-season and I’m really glad to get the deal done to join permanently.
“I have spent time playing as full-back when I was younger and mainly as a winger when I was at Bohs. When I played against Derry in the recent friendly I played wide right, so I’m hopefully I can bring versatility.
“I know some of the lads from earlier in my career, lads like Graham Kelly and Ronan Hale and I was impressed when I came up here.
“I know the side finished last season really strongly and everyone is itching to get back to competitive football.
“Hopefully I can contribute and hit the ground running.”
Boss Tiernan Lynch is delighted with his Deadline Day addition, ahead of Saturday’s opening County Antrim Shield game at home to Ballyclare Comrades.
“We’ve said this summer that we were looking to add a bit of pace and directness in the final third and we’re delighted to bring in Luke to help with that.
“He compliments what we already have and I’m delighted to get him in and have him as part of our squad for the season ahead.”
Luke will wear the number 22 shirt at Inver Park this season.
Another player who has been assigned a squad number ahead of the new campaign kicking off is young midfielder Nathan Murr. He will wear the number 18 shirt.