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Irish FA finally clear Joel Cooper to make Linfield comeback as loan debacle resolved

 

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Joel Cooper

Joel Cooper

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Joel Cooper

Linfield's Joel Cooper can finally play for the champions again tonight when they meet Cliftonville at Solitude after the Irish FA moved to sort out their latest registration blunder.

Blues boss David Healy was livid on Saturday when, upon learning that Cooper would have been ineligible, he had to pull the winger out of his starting line-up just 40 minutes before his side's 6-0 home win over Warrenpoint Town.

Linfield thought that all the relevant paperwork for Cooper's loan deal from Oxford United until the end of the season had been cleared by the IFA only to discover there were issues with the registration after Carrick Rangers had raised the alarm when they found out their new loan signing from Glenavon, striker Jordan Jenkins, was in the same position.


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