Harps sign Ryan Shanley on loan from Scottish side Hibs

Fri, Feb 26 2021
A corner flag from Finn Harps

A corner flag from Finn Harps Credit: Clare McCahill (ETPhotos)

Finn Harps have clinched the signing of forward Ryan Shanley on loan from Scottish top-flight side Hibernian ahead of the 2021 season.

Shanley joins the Co. Donegal side as a former teammate of current Harps defender Kosovar Sadiki.

He joined Hibs at under-15 level progressed through their academy system before making his professional debut in a 3-0 victory over St. Mirren back in September.

“When the opportunity came up to come to Harps, I was in touch with Kos to see what he thought,” Shanley said after signing for Harps.

“He told me he thought it’d be a good move for me, to come in and play at a good level with a good group.

“I’m delighted to be here. The boys have been great welcoming me in and I’m looking forward to the first game against Bohs.

“The main thing for me is to get minutes on the pitch, try to score as many goals as I can and do my best to help the team and get points on the board.”

Harps boss Ollie Horgan added: “Ryan has done well so far since he’s come in. It’s not easy for a young player to move to a new country, especially with everything going on at the moment.

“He gives us another option up front and hopefully we can give him an opportunity to get some experience under his belt and improve his game.”

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