Holmes signs for 'Stute

INSTITUTE have signed defender Shaun Holmes and the ex-Derry City man is in line to make his debut this Saturday.

The talented left-sided player has signed until the end of the season and having missed Tuesday night's Carling Premiership victory Lisburn Distillery, he likely to be involved in this weekend's trip to Portadown.

The former Glentoran midfielder, who was recently released by Sligo Rovers, after they added Joe Kendrick during the transfer window, will be a welcome addition to John Gregg's squad.

Holmes, who can play at either left-back or the left-wing can also slot into midfield, and is likely to go straight into the squad, which faces Ronnie McFall's side, if his clearance is processed in time.