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Tuesday 23rd April v. Glenavon (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 7:45pm

Statement on Kyle Owens
Uploaded Wednesday, 11th Apr, 2018 at 22:11

BALLYMENA United can confirm that Kyle Owens this evening has signed a pre-contractual agreement with Crusaders FC.
Manager David Jeffrey informed the club this evening that Owens would not be staying on at the Showgrounds, "there has been lots of speculation around Kyle and so it's important that the facts are right at the start. We spoke to Kyle about a new deal before Christmas, at which point we respected his wish to take time to consider his future and concentrate on his football until closer to the end of the season. Crusaders formally informed us that they wished to speak to Kyle and he informed us last evening that he was meeting tonight to sign a contract for next season.
"We respect Kyle's decision that this is t he right move for him at this time of the season and wish him well. I spoke to Stephen Baxter last night and in all honesty told him he's getting one heck of a defender.
We want to thank Kyle for his time and effort here at the club. We part on good terms with some fantastic moments and memories, and wish him all the very best in the future. Kyle has committed himself to doing his all for Ballymena United until the end of the season, and we have absolutely no reason to doubt him.
We'd also like to put on record our respect to Crusaders, Stephen Baxter and to Kyle for the professional way this process has been handled and that proper and due process was followed."