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Dundalk have completed the signing of Steven Bradley on a season-long loan from Hibernian. 

The 19-year old spent the first half of the Scottish season on loan at Championship side, Ayr United where he scored twice and provided three assists in 15 appearances.

Bradley started his youth career at Rangers but went on to join Queens Park, making his league debut at the age of 16.

Following his return to Hibs in January, the winger was brought on as a substitute in their 2-0 loss to Celtic at Parkhead.

Bradley told that a pair of former Dundalk alumni prove what's possible in the League of Ireland.

“I’ve obviously heard about the club and I know how well they’ve done in Europe over the past few years and when I had a chat with the head coach he was really keen to get me in which helped me a lot and made my decision a lot easier," he said.

1 February 2022; Dundalk's new loan signing Steven Bradley is unveiled at Oriel Park in Dundalk, Louth. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

“People like Daryl Horgan and Jamie McGrath have moved from here to Scotland and gone on to do very well and over the last few months, we’ve seen boys from the League of Ireland get moves to Celtic and other clubs so it’s a good opportunity for me to show what I can do.”

Lilywhites manager Stephen O'Donnell added, "“Steven is a bit of a throwback to the wingers of the past and he will excite our fans and have them on the edge of their seat.

"He will give us more options in the attacking part of the pitch.

"Hibs manager Shaun Maloney brought him on as a substitute in a league game at Celtic Park before Christmas so it shows how highly he is thought of in Scotland.“He still has two-and-a-half years left on his deal there and they thought it was in his best interests to go out and get some games under his belt so we are delighted to get him on board.”

Dundalk begin their season at home to Derry City on February 18.

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