Portadown Football Club are very pleased to announce the signing of defender Aaron Traynor.

The 33-year-old joins the club for a second spell following his release from Cliftonville at the end of last season, Traynor had previously been at Shamrock Park during the 2013/14 season.

The left sided full back joined Cliftonville in August 2022 after 5 years with Coleraine where he picked up League Cup & Irish Cup winners medals but would only go on to make 16 appearances for the Solitude men after suffering a broken shin bone in October.

Named in the NI Football Writers’ Association Team of the Year in 2018, Aaron’s senior Irish League career began at Lisburn Distillery before spells with Carrick Rangers and Warrenpoint Town, with whom he won the Championship title.

On his latest acquisition, Portadown manager Niall Currie commented

We knew it was late in the window but the opportunity to sign Aaron Traynor came up and I just thought he (Aaron) showed such a real postitivity about the club, he had been here before with Ronnie (McFall) 10 years ago.

We all know his qualities, I’ve done my homework on him and he’s really really hungry to play again, his attributes and qualities are there for everyone to see. Fingers crossed we can get him on the football pitch, he’s fully clear of injury and we’re very excited to get him.

Aaron can play left centre back as well as left wing back and left back, it’s a great deal for the club as he has great experience and is in fantastic condition physically.

We’re delighted to have him on board, he’s another strong character and leader which I think we need at this present moment.