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Derry or other suitors will have to stump up more money to land Caolan Marron from Glentoran: Mick McDermott


Caolan Marron wants out of Glentoran

Caolan Marron wants out of Glentoran

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Caolan Marron wants out of Glentoran

Derry City are the only club to have made an offer for Glentoran defender Caolan Marron, but the Glens labelled the bid “derisory”.

The 23-year-old has enjoyed a successful spell at The BetMcLean Oval since switching from Glenavon two and a half years ago, but his days at the East Belfast club look numbered.

Glentoran boss Mick McDermott has revealed the centre-half has asked to leave the club and will be allowed to depart if the right offer is made.

“Caolan has requested to leave the club and if an appropriate offer comes in, we will look at it,” said McDermott.

“He still has two years of his contract outstanding so obviously we will be seeking a proper fee for him.

“We had one offer early on from a League of Ireland club, but it was derisory so we said no.

“Caolan and his representative are actively looking for another club and if that is what he wants, we will help him achieve that.”

McDermott also revealed that no offers have come in for forward Conor McMenamin, who featured in Northern Ireland’s recent Nations Cup games.

“Nothing official,” he asserted. “We are aware there has been talk of interest from clubs in Conor, but nobody has approached the club about him.”

Glentoran host Rangers’ B team today as part of their pre-season build-up to the new campaign getting under way next month.

McDermott says he will run the rule over the players he currently has in the coming weeks and has not ruled out more new faces at The Oval, having already overseen seven additions — Ally Roy, Harry Murphy, Aidan Wilson, Mike Argyrides, Ollie Webber, Danny Purkis and James Singleton — this summer.

“We will assess the squad over the next few weeks and then decide if we need to make any adjustments,” he added.

“The transfer window will be open for quite a while yet, so we are under no pressure to add more signings at the minute.

“This weekend’s game is another opportunity for the players to show what they can do. It’s a Rangers B team but they have some very good young players, players trying to break into the first team and maybe one or two triallists.”

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