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McAree plans to keep hold of Swifts aces

By Adrian Rutherford

Published 05/01/2016

No go: Andrew Mitchell won’t be leaving Dungannon
No go: Andrew Mitchell won’t be leaving Dungannon

Dungannon Swifts manager Rodney McAree has ruled out selling any of his players during the January transfer window. McAree is aiming to add to his squad, but does not want to see anyone leave Stangmore Park.

Although midfielder David McCullough has been allowed to join current Championship 1 leaders Ards on loan until the end of the season, no-one else is expected to depart.

There had been interest from Cliftonville in striker Andrew Mitchell, but this was rejected by Dungannon.

McAree said: "I don't expect any players to leave. I'm happy to keep hold of everyone."

McAree confirmed he plans to make signings during the transfer window, with defensive cover his priority.

Dungannon are due to travel to Carrick Rangers this evening in what will be the fourth attempt to play the long-delayed fixture (7.45pm kick-off).

Carrick have not been able to stage a home match at Taylors Avenue since October 31.

Yesterday it was revealed that their next home game against Cliftonville, due to be played on January 12, would be switched to Solitude.

Carrick will now play their "away" match against the Reds on March 29 on their own ground.

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