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‘Bad boy’ Cleary told to quit Cliftonville

By Stuart McKinley

Published 19/07/2008

Sean Cleary’s Cliftonville career looks to be over. The former Ards man has been suspended by the north-Belfast club and placed on the transfer list after a decison taken jointly by manager Eddie Patterson and the Solitude management committee.

The action has been taken against the 25-year-old after what has been termed ‘a breach of club discipline’.

He wasn’t included in the 18-man squad for Thursday night’s UEFA Cup game against FC Copenhagen, which the Danish side won 4-0 at Mourneview Park, and now the Reds are willing to listen to offers for the midfielder.

Early this year it looked like Cleary was on his way out of Solitude. He had fallen out of favour with Patterson and spent the first-half of the season on-loan at Armagh City.

Patterson, however, blocked a permanent move and handed him a first-team return as the Reds challenged for the Irish Premier League title, with Cleary appearing in a number of key games towards the end of the season.

Belfast Telegraph

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