Belfast Telegraph

Institute counting cost of cold snap

By Stuart McKinley

John Gregg last night vowed to keep fighting after being forced to allow five players to leave Institute in order to keep the club afloat.

The Drumahoe side are not only counting the cost of Saturday’s postponed game against Linfield, they haven’t had a home match since December 12 and that means they have now gone six weeks without any money coming through the gate.

The attendance when they face Lisburn Distillery this evening will pale in comparison to that which would have watched the game against the Blues, but it’s more about what happens on the pitch between the bottom two in the Carling Premiership.

“We have lost Stephen Parkhouse, Mark Scoltock, Austin Friel, Ryan McCreadie and Liam McMenamin has gone back to Limavady,” said Gregg.

“We’re a club that runs week-to-week and with no money coming through the game it’s a struggle.

“I know what I’ve lost and I know why I’ve lost it, but we’ve had to do it for the right reasons and now I just want to get on with football.

“We’re not the only club that is struggling and when I look at Lisburn Distillery, Tommy Wright is doing a fantastic job in similar circumstances.”

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