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Portadown move to dismiss talk of Darren Murray exit

By Stuart McKinley

Published 23/06/2015

In demand: Darren Murray has been linked with Cliftonville
In demand: Darren Murray has been linked with Cliftonville

Portadown have moved to quash rumours that striker Darren Murray is on his way out of the club.

The Ports used their official Twitter account to release a statement denying that Murray could be leaving Shamrock Park over a contractual issue.

Manager Ronnie McFall had already stated last week that none of his current squad were up for sale, with interest in Murray, fellow striker Gary Twigg and winger Peter McMahon beginning to surface.

Murray was linked with a move to Cliftonville as a replacement for Peterborough United-bound Joe Gormley last weekend and suggestions that he was about to walk out on the Ports because his contract was incorrectly signed emerged over the weekend.

The Ports, however, have categorically stated that this is not the case and that as Murray is under contract, he will be staying with the club.

The club statement read: "In regards to online rumours relating to the contract status of Portadown striker Darren Murray we would like to state the following.

"Darren is under contract at the club and we consider rumours of any problems with his registration to be total nonsense.

"This rumour popped up on social media over the weekend but is without substance."

Murray, who has shone for the Ports since his move from Donegal Celtic in 2012, himself took to social media to dispel the rumours.

He wrote: "Some crap talked on this Twitter."

McFall also stated that new arrivals at Shamrock Park this summer were also unlikely after missing out on Europe.

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