Portadown Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Aaron Hogg from Carrick Rangers.

Hogg (35) began his career at Crusaders before making the move to Shamrock Park and Portadown in January 2011 when Ronnie McFall swooped however after only one appearance he would depart four months later to join Glentoran as understudy to Elliott Morris.

After five years at the Oval Aaron would link up with current Ports manager Niall Currie at Ards in 2016 where he would become first choice shot stopper at the red and blues as they embarked on a Premiership campaign following their promotion to the top tier as Championship winners.

The 35 year old would again link up with Niall Currie at Carrick Rangers when he made the move to Taylor’s Avenue in 2018 and was part of their 2018/19 promotion winning squad however suffered a ruptured achilles in the December of that season which ruled him out for the remainder of the season.

On signing the shot stopper for a third time Niall Currie commented

We’re delighted to get Aaron on board, hugely experienced goalkeeper and believe he’s won three titles with me and a few promotions.

At 35 I’ve always said that goalkeepers are in their prime at that age. He’s played Premiership football for the last four or five seasons until Carrick Rangers signed Ross Glendinning however for me he’s still in the ‘top drawer’ category – he’s won many many games for me over the years and is in fantastic condition, injury free and a leader with a wealth of experience.

We’re over the moon at getting him on board and in fact he was probably one of the easiest signings I’ve ever made – he wanted to be here and has in fact turned down Portadown two or three times during his career but now he feels is the right time and thankfully we’ve got him.

Aaron will join the club at the conclusion of his contract with Carrick Rangers and has signed a one year deal with an option of another year.