FOOTBALL: Dungannon Swifts capture Peter McMahon

Dungannon Swifts new signing says his new team’s style of football attracted him to Stangmore Park.

Former Portadown midfielder Peter McMahon has put pen to paper at the County Tyrone club on a one-year deal.

“The fact the Swifts play good football really made me want to join the club,” he told the Dungannon FC website.

“I watched last season and anytime I saw them play I thought ‘they play the game the right way’ and that has attracted me to the club without a doubt.”

An employment tribunal recently ordered Portadown to pay £7,000 in unpaid wages to 27 year-old McMahon, an outcome the Shamrock Park club say they will appeal.

In June, an Irish FA disciplinary hearing ruled that McMahon had been paid while registered as an amateur.

The registration case led to a 12-point penalty being handed down to the Ports, a decision which they are also in the process of appealing.

Swifts head coach Rodney McAree described McMahon as “a wonderful talent”.

Dungannon lie fifth in the Premiership table and travel to Seaview to face champions Crusaders on Saturday.