Belfast Telegraph

Ballymena are out to give Davy Munster big send-off

By Billy Weir

Some say that sentiment has little place in today's cut and thrust football world but whisper it quietly, Glenn Ferguson might be a bit of an old romantic at heart.

While the decisions by William Murphy and Ronan Scannell to hang up their boots may have made more headlines, Ballymena United are doing all they can to allow one of the local game's unsung heroes a last hurrah.

Central defender Davy Munster, who has served many clubs with distinction over his long career, hopes to be fit enough to make a farewell appearance at the Showgrounds when the Sky Blues take on Dungannon Swifts, with Ferguson admitting sentiment, coupled with a desire for points, is dictating his final selection of the campaign.

"We have tried to get him fit over the last three weeks to try and get him some playing time before he goes," he explained.

"Davy has been absolutely excellent for us when he has come in. I told him last week that he had to rest and we'll get him on at some stage before he retires. It's one of those where he has been a good pro and you want to send him off in the right way.

"There will be some of the kids involved but it's the last game of the season, there are players who have played all year who will want to play, but injuries will dictate.

"We'll try and field the strongest team possible to pick up the three points but it would be good to get some of the young players some playing time too." Tomorrow's game kicks off at 2.00pm.

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