McFall’s delight at signing of leader Oman

Ken Oman.
Ken Oman.

Portadown manager Ronnie McFall has described latest signing Ken Oman as a defender who can bring “presence and experience” to the club’s backline.

Oman agreed an 18-month contract with the Ports before training tonight (Thursday) and is expected to make his debut next Tuesday against Loughgall in the Mid-Ulster Cup.

“It is an area we had been looking to strengthen and Ken will bring a presence and experience to the centre-back position,” said a delighted McFall. “He is a leader in the backline, a talker and organiser.

“Ken has played in the same side as Gary Twigg at Shamrock Rovers and against many of the current Portadown squad so should not need much time to settle in.

“However, his season ended in November so will need to build up his match sharpness.

“The international transfer system takes some time to process so Ken will miss this weekend’s Irish Cup match.

“However, he should be clear from next week.

“Because his contract expired last November we were able to bring him in outside our transfer window.

“He is 32 years old so at a great age for a defender of his type, plus the rest of the season allows Ken an opportunity to really bed into the Irish League.”