Belfast Telegraph

Glackin won't decide his future until end of the season

By Adrian Rutherford

Jamie Glackin says he will make a final call on where his future lies at the end of the season.

The young midfielder is being chased by a series of top clubs after an impressive campaign for Dungannon Swifts.

Drogheda United are the latest to express an interest in the 20-year-old, joining the likes of Crusaders, Derry City and Tranmere Rovers.

Scouts from Drogheda watched Glackin score a terrific late equaliser in last weekend's draw against Warrenpoint Town.

Glackin said he will make a decision after Swifts' final game at Ballymena United.

"I've got a few offers but that's to do with me and Dungannon at the end of the season," he said. "I'm not going to decide now, I'll just enjoy it until the end of the season. The only thing in my head was getting Dungannon safe."

Glackin said he has no regrets about turning down a January move to Derry.

"I said that I wanted to help keep Dungannon up, and that is how it's worked out," he added.

Dungannon boss Darren Murphy insists Glackin has done enough to be shortlisted for this season's young player of the year.

"I will be hugely annoyed if he's not on the shortlist," Murphy said.

"When you have to pick out three under-21 players in Irish League football, can you name me three who are better?"

Dungannon host Institute today in a fixture that holds little significance for either side.

The Tyrone side know they will be playing Premiership football next term, while Institute's relegation has already been confirmed.

On the game, Murphy admits it is an all-too-rare occasion where the result won't matter.

"It would be great to end our home campaign with a win, but if we're beaten I won't lose too much sleep over it," he added.

Elsewhere, Glenavon hope to extend their six-match Premiership winning streak as they continue their bid to secure a Europa League place against rivals Portadown.

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