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International forward arrives on loan

24 July 2018

The Imps have today signed Bradford City forward Shay McCartan on a season-long loan deal.

The 24-year-old becomes Danny Cowley's second season-long loan signing in a matter of days following the arrival of Scott Wharton after the Blackburn Rovers friendly.

McCartan signed for Bradford City last season following a successful campaign at newly-promoted Accrington Stanley, having scored 11 times in his final season at the Wham Stadium.

The Northern Irish forward scored four times in 11 league starts for Michael Collins' side last time out, and appeared for his native country in a friendly against Costa Rica at the end of the season

McCartan, who joined Burnley for a two-year scholarship in 2009 after impressing in the Milk Cup and during his time with Glenavon, made one appearance for the Clarets before spending a a few months in 2013 on loan at Hyde.

At the end of the 2012/13 season, he was snapped up by then Stanley boss, James Beattie, where he spent four seasons, including making his international debut against New Zealand.

McCartan also featured for Northern Ireland across the youth levels, scoring three times for the under-17s, and twice each for the under-19s and under-21s.

An interview with the Imps loanee will follow shortly, and Danny's thoughts will follow after the Boston United friendly this evening. 

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