Linfield have continued to strengthen their squad ahead of the new campaign by completing permanent deals for attacking midfielders Josh Carson and Stephen Fallon.

23-year-old Carson has won four senior caps for Northern Ireland and made 33 appearances for Ipswich Town, before spending the last four seasons at York City.

Stephen Fallon, 19, makes his move to Windsor Park permanent after an initial six-month loan spell from Swansea City.

"Josh is another quality signing - he has a great left foot and is strong on his right," Linfield boss David Healy told the club website.

"He can also play in a number of positions in the attacking area.

"I hope Stephen can hit the ground running - he left Swansea and has a lot of ability going forward."

These moves bring the number of incomings at Windsor Park up to seven, following the arrivals of Roy Carroll, Sammy Clingan, Cameron Stewart, Matthew Lynch and Chris Casement.