Belfast Telegraph

Spike keen to fight off any interest in Cushley

By Graham Luney

Glenn Ferguson has confirmed that Linfield have expressed an interest in signing David Cushley but he's hungry to keep hold of his star man.

The dangerous winger with an eye for goal is high up Linfield's shopping list but he has another year on his contract to run at United and Sky Blues boss Ferguson is not in the mood to do business.

Linfield chief Warren Feeney has made his interest known to 'Spike' but the Blues will have to cough up a considerable transfer fee to persuade United to part company with Cushley.

"I spoke to Warren (Feeney) about David and I told him I didn't want the player to go anywhere," said Ferguson.

"David is a matchwinner and it wouldn't make any sense for me to allow him to leave.

"I'm not in the mood to let him go.

"In fact I'd love to add good players to the squad and build the team around him. David hasn't said anything to me about wanting to leave either.

"Obviously any club interested in David would then have to buy him but my number one priority would be to keep him in the team and finish as high up the league table as we can.

"But clubs don't have an easy task looking for players. We have let a few leave and I felt it was right to make that decision as early as I could at the end of the season."

Glenavon have secured the signature of Andy Hall from Bangor in a one-year deal.

The attacking midfielder helped fire the Seasiders to the end of season play-offs but Warrenpoint Town fought off the drop to Belfast Telegraph Championship One.

Meanwhile, Crusaders are set to sign former Northern Ireland Under-21 international Andrew Mitchell.

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