Town sign former Portadown defender

Stephen Acheson has signed for Banbridge Town. INPT45-616
Stephen Acheson has signed for Banbridge Town. INPT45-616

Banbridge Town have announced their second signing of the summer.

Former Portadown defender Stephen Acheson has joined the Crystal Park club, following on from the signing of midfielder Niall Lavery.

The 25 year-old began his career at Shamrock Park, where he clocked up some encouraging first-team appearances for Portadown before a short-term switch to Loughgall. He eventually moved to Annagh in search of regular first-team football.

Acheson, a Portadown native, remained at the Championship One club until this week making the switch to Town.

The defender, who can also play right-back, will come in as a replacement for the recently retired Glen Waddell.