IRISH LEAGUE: New signing Kris Bright targeting trophy glory with Linfield

New Linfield signing Kris Bright
New Linfield signing Kris Bright

Kris Bright is targeting trophies after signing a one-year deal with Linfield.

Bright – capped six times by New Zealand – passed a medical on Tuesday before completing his move to the Blues.

The 29-year-old is an exciting addition to the Danske Bank Premiership.

Bright arrives at Windsor Park following a spell with South African club Bidvest Wits in the ABSA Premiership.

The 6ft 2in’ hitman has also had spells in Holland, Hungary, Norway, Finland, Greece, Malta and England.

“I am here to win trophies with Linfield. That’s the ultimate aim,” Bright said.

“Linfield are an exciting team and they scored a lot of goals last season. There will be chances to score and hopefully I can get on the end of those chances.

“It is exciting, and I can’t wait to get started now. The team won 4-0 on Saturday, so they seem to be doing well. I will be patient and bide my time.”

Bright admits he “knows nothing” about Irish League football, but insists he is relishing the challenge of the Danske Bank Premiership.

“I have a few mates who played in the League of Ireland, and they have obviously heard of Linfield. They told me Linfield were the main club up here,” Bright added.

“I also know of David Healy and Roy Carroll, and I had seen the stadium before.

“It is a massive club with a big fan base. I hadn’t even got home from my medical and I was receiving all these messages on Twitter. It was mad!”

Linfield boss Healy believes Bright will be a hit in the Irish League.

“Kris joins us from a club in South Africa and is a six-times capped New Zealand full international,” Healy said.

“He’s an experienced and well travelled player with an extensive CV covering clubs in Holland, Hungary, Norway, Finland, Greece and Malta, as well as Shrewsbury Town and Lincoln City in England.

“He comes to us highly rated and he’s a tall, strong forward who will increase our striking options and give us something different up front.”

he player’s agent Lee Mudd is also excited by Bright’s arrival.

“It is great for the league,” Mudd said.

“Kris can score goals and I think he will be a big success in the Premiership. He just needs a run of games and people will see what he is capable of.”