Irish Premiership club Linfield have signed Northern Ireland midfielder Sammy Clingan on a one-year contract.

The 32-year-old had been without a club for the past year as he recovered from a serious knee injury sustained while at Kilmarnock in 2015.

Clingan has won 39 international caps for Northern Ireland

The former Nottingham Forest, Norwich City, Coventry City and Doncaster Rovers midfielder is the second summer arrival at Windsor Park, joining goalkeeper Roy Carroll.

"Sammy brings a wealth of experience - I'm delighted to sign him," Blues boss David Healy told the club's website.

"He's a footballer I've always admired, having played with him at senior international level and he has also represented Northern Ireland at U17, U19 and U21 level.

"The signing of Sammy adds to the competition levels within the squad and I'm really looking forward to working with him in the season ahead.

"The experience he will add to our squad will be very welcome and I know he can't wait for the new season to start."