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Glentoran manager still positive on efforts to keep Robbie McDaid

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Swift finish: Robbie McDaid is back on the goal trail for Glentoran. Credit: INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

Swift finish: Robbie McDaid is back on the goal trail for Glentoran. Credit: INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

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Swift finish: Robbie McDaid is back on the goal trail for Glentoran. Credit: INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

Glentoran boss Mick McDermott is confident striker Robbie McDaid will remain at the BetMcClean Oval.

The 24-year-old ended his goal drought in Friday night’s League win over Dungannon Swifts, bagging a last-minute opportunist effort after strikes by Jay Donnelly and Paddy McClean put the Glens on track for their ninth win of the Danske Bank Premiership campaign.

McDaid has been linked with a move across town to rivals Linfield, but McDermott insisted his club will to everything possible to accommodate the player.

“People are questioning whether Robbie will be here next season, but we’ve had really productive discussions with him,” said McDermott.

“When he scored he went over and kissed the badge and I think the fans picked up on that.

“I certainly haven’t given up on him staying. We have talked with him, not just about football, but matters away from the game. He’s training to be a teacher, he has courses three days a week starting at 10 o’clock in the morning.

“He’s away all-day Wednesday and, he has two years of that still to go. The discussions with us are how can we accommodate him.

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“Robbie’s girlfriend also lives in Leeds, so he travels over there quite a bit. We are trying to work out what is best for him.

“If he decided to go, we’ll shake hands with him. There’ll be no drama, but we’ll do everything possible to help him.

“We’ve had positive discussions on how we can make it work for both parties – his life, his football career and his studies... we want to make it work for him.”


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