McMahon confirms commitment to Ports

Peter McMahon. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
Peter McMahon. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Peter McMahon has confirmed his commitment to the Ports following speculation linking the playmaker with rival Danske Bank Premiership clubs.

McMahon remains under contract at Shamrock Park but has attracted interest from Crusaders, Glenavon and Linfield across the past number of months.

McMahon, however, is keen to ease any fears within the Portadown fanbase about his future ambitions.

“I am really happy at Portadown and have no interest in moving to another club,” said McMahon. “I have a contract at Portadown anyway but with so many rumours around this time of the year I wanted to be clear about my plans.

“I feel my form has improved over time in a Portadown shirt and look forward to helping the club even more next season.

“Injury problems may have held me back a bit in the past but I finished last season having played in basically every match.

I am really happy at Portadown and have no interest in moving to another club

Peter McMahon

“The fans have been really good to me since I arrived at Portadown and it is a great dressing room.”

McMahon’s highlights from last season include his role as a lone frontman at Windsor Park when Portadown recorded a first league win away to Linfield since December 2002, plus a memorable goal in the Irish Cup semi-final defeat of Ballymena United.

The season ended in disappointment for McMahon and his team-mates with a poor run of results across the Danske Bank Premiership and Irish Cup final defeat.

“I am sure everyone will come back for pre-season determined to take that next step,” said McMahon. “The younger lads will return after the summer break with the benefit of last season’s experience.

“We all want to make amends for how everything went wrong at the end of last season.”

Darren Murray, Gary Twigg and Chris Ramsey have also been linked with moves away from Shamrock Park but Ports manager Ronnie McFall recently confirmed his intention to retain any players under contract.

The Portadown Youth annual general meeting will take place in Shamrock Park on Friday, June 26 from 7.30.