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Glentoran remaining patient in bid to bring Jordan Stewart home

Published 12/01/2016

Jordan Stewart
Jordan Stewart

Glentoran's hopes of bringing former striker Jordan Stewart back to The Oval this month have hit a stumbling block.

The club, however, are hoping that a new managerial appointment at Swindon Town - to whom they sold Stewart in August - could revive the deal before the end of the month.

The Glens wanted to sign Stewart, who has been unsettled since he left east Belfast for the Robins, on loan until the end of the season, but the complex loan system that operates in England's lower leagues isn't compatible with Irish FA regulations and therefore the deal is on ice, at least until Swindon name a successor to Martin Ling - who resigned from his post last week.

Glentoran Chairman Stephen Henderson said: "We asked Swindon about Jordan and they were willing to let us have him on loan until the end of the season, but with a 24-hour release clause.

"We weren't able to agree to that because our transfer system is different to theirs.

"We couldn't process a transfer through the Fifa online system with that kind of clause inserted, so at the minute things are on hold.

"Things could change after Swindon appoint a new manager, but it's a case of waiting and seeing for us."

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