Glenavon completed the signing of David Elebert on Tuesday night following the game at Coleraine.
The 28-year-old centre half agreed an 18 month contract with Blues boss Gary Hamilton who is thrilled to snap up a player of David’s quality and experience.
“David has played over 100 games in the Scottish Premier League and after a couple of short spells at Shamrock Rovers and Derry City he wants to prove he still has a lot to offer,” said Hamilton. “Since he came back from full-time football he has been unlucky with a change of manager at both Rovers and City.
“If you want to improve the team and keep moving forward this is the type of player we want to sign. If you look at the impact Marc Smyth has had at Cliftonville since he came back from playing in Scotland it shows what that kind of quality can do.
“David feels he needs four 90 minute games to get his fitness levels up so we don’t expect him to make his first team debut for a few weeks, but we will see how things go.
“At centre back, midfield and up front you need to have four players who can fill those positions.”
Dublin born Elebert started his career at Preston before going on loan and playing 12 games at Scarborough. He joined Hamilton in 2006 and played 135 games for the Accies followed by a short spell with Icelandic club Fylkir. He returned to Dublin and joined Shamrock Rovers and then Derry City.