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January Sales - Part 1
Uploaded Sunday, 27th Dec, 2020 at 15:31

WITH no Boxing Day derby, we caught up with manager David Jeffrey to talk team news, transfer lists and injuries. In this first part, we talked about players who could be moving on, and those on the way back from injury.
'First and foremost we're always trying to strengthen the squad, whether through progressing and developing young talent through the Youth Academy, or identifying players who we feel we can bring into the club to give us strength and depth.
One side of building a squad is that there needs to be space, and naturally as players come, some will go. As recently reported, Cathair Friel and Ross Glendinning have put in transfer requests, and we also have Andrew Burns who has been made available to other clubs.
Andrew has been working on his return from injury, and is back in training and ready for football again. As a club we've recruited in this position well and Andrew wants to be out playing regularly and so it’s the right time for him to move on and do just that.
Ross has expressed that he is wishing to be guaranteed first team football at this stage in his career, and so we reluctantly granted his request to be placed on the list due to the great service he has given the club.
Obviously Cathair was placed on the transfer list by the club. However, Cathair is still a Ballymena United player and so any move for him in January will have to be one that suitably compensates the club.'
Injuries
'With Scot Whiteside out for the season but recovering well after a horrific knee injury in pre-season, Steven (McCullough) had a recent scan to try to get to the bottom of a foot problem that has troubled him ever since a very innocuous landing in training a number of weeks ago. He's still got bruising in the foot and has been prescribed anti-inflammatory medication to try to bring on the healing. It's going to be one of those that just takes it's own time to get right.
Great news on Andrew McGrory and James Knowles, both joined in training almost fully last week which is tremendous for us. We don't want to overdo it with them immediate but we are hopeful to see them back in full action barring any negative reaction from the full training. The patience of both players, coupled with the intensity of the rehab from physio Gary Crosbie has thankfully put both boys back into the frame for the second half of the season.'
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