Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 April 2014

McBride has full backing of Teer

Glenavon chairman Adrian Teer last night threw his full support behind manager Stephen McBride.

The Mourneview Park boss was considering his future at the club after Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of Institute left the Lurgan Blues a point off the bottom of the Irish FA Premiership table.

Teer, however, is adamant that McBride (right) has a future at the club and he will have his and the board’s backing.

It may sound like the dreaded vote of confidence, but Teer isn’t the kind of man to support his manager one minute and then wield the axe the next.

“Stephen McBride is going nowhere,” said Teer.

“He and Alan Fraser are both very highly thought of at the club and they will be staying.

“They have only been in position since June, it takes time to build a squad and to build a team and they will be given that time.

“Some of the results and performances have been disappointing, but January is just around the corner when the manager will have the opportunity to go out and strengthen the squad.

“It has been a frustrating time for everyone, but we’ll get there.”

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