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I don't want O'Hare to go, says Quinn

By Stuart McKinley

Published 24/11/2007

Marty Quinn is to ask goalkeeper David O'Hare to reconsider his wish to leave Coleraine after handing in a shock transfer request.

An early-season injury saw the Bannsiders number one replaced by youngster Laurence McCormick and such has been his form that O'Hare has found himself frozen out of the first-team picture.

McCormick will line-up again this afternoon when Coleraine face Crusaders at Seaview and with there being no sign of a return to action O'Hare - who is in his second spell at the Showgrounds - has decided his future may lie elsewhere.

Quinn, however, isn't keen to let his experienced shot-stopper leave the club.

"I have not done anything about David O'Hare's transfer request and at this present moment I am not considering it," said Quinn.

" I think David is jumping the gun and I was very take aback when he handed the transfer request to me.

"I don't want him to leave, he is not out of my thinking and not out of my plans and it is healthy that we have two competent goalkeepers at the club.

"Laurence has come into the team when we needed him and he has stayed in the team because he deserves to.

"I am loyal to players who come in and do well for me and Laurence will play against Crusaders.

"I understand that David has been frustrated and doesn't want to play reserve team football.

"Football is all about competition and I like having competition between two good goalkeepers."

It looks almost certain that O'Hare's request will be rejected and that he will have to wait his chance to return to the first-team.

Belfast Telegraph

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