By Tyler Trent
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As previously reported Charlotte will bring veteran right back Nathan Byrne (30) to bolster the Charlotte FC defense.
Byrne is a veteran right back/right wing player who was most recently at Derby County before their relegation to League One, but has not featured for Derby County in pre-season having exercised his right under the Transfer of Undertakings to leave the club. He was considered to be the player of the season for many Derby fans last season. He notably performed well at previous clubs Wigan Athletic and Swindon Town as well. Byrne scored 12 goals and bagged 42 assists in 325 appearances with the three aforementioned teams.
Byrne will arrive with some controversy. A fan favorite at Derby County - Byrne's decision not to continue on with the team in their relegation to League One has burned some bridges with a fan base that previously adored him. However, Charlotte FC appears to have picked up a crucial signing with a lot of promise. Byrne will join former teammate Kamil Jóźwiak in the Queen City.