Portadown Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Ross Redman.

Ross, 33, is no stranger to Portadown supporters having spent over a decade at Shamrock Park, making 352 appearances for the club since his first team debut against Bangor in 2007.

The experienced left back broke into the Ports side as a teenager under his uncle, Ronnie McFall MBE, and during his time in a red shirt made the left back slot his own as he lifted the Championship and League Cup in 2009, was on losing Portadown teams in the 2010 & 2015 Irish Cup finals and 2011 League Cup Final as well as being part of the Portadown side who beat Skonto over two legs in the Europa League in 2010 and scored the winner against Shkendija at Shamrock Park, again in the Europa League, in 2012.

Ross would depart Portadown in 2016 to sign for Glentoran before subsequent spells at Dungannon Swifts (loan) and Ballymena United. The wing back who was switched to centre back by David Jeffrey at Ballymena United has made over 600 Irish League appearances during his career and will make the move back to Shamrock Park on the expiration of his contract with the Sky Blues.

On making the move back to where it started Ross commented

I’m delighted to sign, when I spoke to Niall and Hyndsey (Steven Hyndes) it was always in the back of my mind to come back here and I’m delighted to get it over the line tonight and obviously looking forward to the challenge in the Championship.

Portadown manager Niall Currie added

The affiliation that Ross has with the club is exactly what we’re searching for, we’re searching for people not too far away from here who have a real affiliation with the club.

Obviously Ross has history with the club and breaking into the team so young, he’s went away for a few years and has had two or three exceptional seasons at Ballymena United so we think at this stage of his career it’s great to bring him home and get two years with us and hopefully help us get back into the Premiership.

His experience, quality and ball delivery is second to none and with the talking and communication he’ll give us in the changing room, which we always want, means he’s a perfect signing for us.