Blackpool FC has today announced that they have signed Shayne Lavery upon the expiry of his Linfield contract in recent days.
Shayne has given exceptional service to Linfield in the two years he spent at the club and a fuller tribute by Jamie Megarry of official Linfield media will be paid on this website later this evening.
Linfield FC acknowledges and thanks Shayne for his outstanding contribution to the successes this club has enjoyed in the past two years.
Shayne scored 47 goals in his 77 appearances for this club and his 30 goal haul in the season just ended, contributed greatly to the club winning the Irish League and Irish Cup double.
As well as earning the hugely prestigious Linfield player of the year award and Linfield players’ player of the year award, Shayne was also named as both player and Young player of the year by both the Ulster Footballer of the year selection committee and the Northern Ireland Football Writers’ Association.
Shayne’s famous goal against Qarabag won the Linfield Goal of the season award in the 2019-20 season and he won international caps against both the USA and Italy in recent times.
He was a fans’ favourite and hugely popular, on and off the pitch with his team mates.
He will certainly be missed greatly and everyone at this club would extend every best wish to Shayne for the future.
He will always be welcome back at Windsor Park.
Audaces Fortuna Juvat