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Clearout begins as Healy looks to rebuild Linfield

By Graham Luney

The Windsor Park clearout is well under way with a number of players leaving Linfield.

Manager David Healy faces a significant rebuilding job after his side finished the campaign without a trophy and even missed out on securing major European action for the first time in 15 years.

After winning the league title, Irish Cup and County Antrim Shield in his first full season as Blues chief, fans expected more success but the squad failed to deliver.

Strikers Louis Rooney and Achille Campion have been let go and midfielder Stephen Lowry is also moving on, with a return to Coleraine his next expected destination.

Reece Glendinning and Ross Clarke, who have been on loan at Ards will not be offered new contracts. Glendinning could be reunited with his brother Ross at Ballymena United.

Eamon Scannell and Cameron Stewart have returned to Linfield following the expiry of their loan deals at Carrick Rangers and Ards respectively.

Healy, who will be busy in the summer transfer market, stated: "I would like to thank the players who are leaving for their contributions to the club and I would like to extend very best wish to them for all they do in the future."

Meanwhile, Blues defender Mark Haughey received the Linfield Personality Player of the Year award from The 1st Newtownabbey LSC.

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