Promising young striker Ronan Hale has left Blues and signed for Crusaders in Ireland.
The 20-year-old has six months left on his contract but reached an agreement with the club that sees him move to his hometown of Belfast.
Hale aka ‘the young goal machine’ spent most of last year on loan at Derry City and was a key figure, helping them win the League of Ireland Cup.
Hale was hailed as one of the most promising prospects coming out of the Blues youth academy, but his progress into the Blues U23’s was dampened thanks to a season-long injury.
Many Blues fans were asking for him to be called up to the first team many times when goal droughts hit, but those at the helm felt he weren’t ready for first team action at St Andrews.
We wish him all the best and hope this move doesn’t come to haunt us in the future!