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Glenavon chairman speaks out as star man Josh Daniels linked with move away from Mourneview Park



Glenavon winger Josh Daniels

Glenavon winger Josh Daniels

Glenavon winger Josh Daniels

Highly-rated Glenavon star Josh Daniels has become the most wanted man in the Irish League, with Football League clubs in England joining Linfield, Glentoran and Coleraine in the race for the winger's services.

Sunday Life Sport understands that his former team Derry City are also monitoring the 24-year-old's situation.

Since moving to Mourneview Park in 2017, Daniels has become a big favourite with the Glenavon fans but it is believed the Lurgan Blues are willing to listen to offers for the player who only has one year left on his contract.

For his part, Daniels has enjoyed his time at the club and working with manager Gary Hamilton, though it is no secret that he has ambitions to play full-time football be that across the water, in the League of Ireland or the Irish League.

Coleraine had hoped to snap Daniels up in the January transfer window but it now appears they have fallen behind the Glens and Blues in the pecking order.

Glentoran assistant manager Paul Millar knows all about Daniels from his time as No.2 to Hamilton at Glenavon and appreciates the ability and attitude that he would bring to The Oval.

Earlier this week, Glenavon signed Peter Campbell from Championship side Loughgall on a three-year deal, with many seeing the wide man as a natural replacement for Daniels.

Glenavon chairman Adrian Teer admits the 24-year-old still has ambitions of making it in the full-time game.

"There is media speculation but it's sometimes unfounded," he said.

"There has been no approach from any club to speak to Josh Daniels. His contract is up at the end of next season.

"He remains a Glenavon player and we've had no enquiries about him.

"The ball's in Josh's court, given his contract situation and that's football.

"He will be with us next season unless there are developments. Josh is a talented lad and a player with ambitions of playing full-time football."

Belfast Telegraph