Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Plummer on move to Glenavon

Marty Quinn last night made the man who was one of his early captures for Bangor his first signing as Glenavon manager.

Goalkeeper Andrew Plummer joins the Lurgan Blues from the Seasiders on-loan.

Mark Gracey has also made the switch from Clandeboye Park to Mourneview, but neither will be available for tonight’s Irish Cup clash with Newington YC.

Quinn’s first game in charge of his new club sees him kick-off his attempt to reach the final of local football’s blue riband competition with a third different team, having lost to Linfield last season while with Coleraine and after winning it with the Bannsiders in 2003 as well as losing the 1997 decider with Cliftonville.

He had hoped to do that with Bangor, but the club’s perilous financial situation dictated that they won’t be applying for the Premiership next season, which led to Quinn’s departure.

“I don’t think I would have left Bangor if the circumstances hadn’t been as they are,” said Quinn.

“I put a lot of work in, as did other people and although it was a rollercoaster it was a challenge I very much enjoyed.

“Now I have undertaken a different challenge and it is one that I am very confident I am up to.”

Also on the move yesterday was Sean Friars, whose protracted move from Newry City to home-town club Institute was finally agreed.

Ballymena United also signed former Crusaders striker Colin Magill on-loan from H&W Welders until the end of the season.

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