Ferguson to begin United re-building ‘within week’

Glenn Ferguson wants to quickly resolve the future - or otherwise - of a number of his Ballymena United players. Picture: Press Eye.
Glenn Ferguson wants to quickly resolve the future - or otherwise - of a number of his Ballymena United players. Picture: Press Eye.

Glenn Ferguson says his Ballymena United players will know whether or not they have a future at the Showgrounds “within a week”.

The manager says he won’t waste any time in unveiling his summer rebuilding plans.

“Myself, Norman and Lee will sit down through the week and go through the squad. Some decisions have been made for us with players leaving and there are question marks over a couple of others but we have to get it done as soon as possible.

“Players will know one way or the other within the next week.

“We’ve got to look at getting players in over the summer because there’s no doubt, with the way it has panned out, with the European money that is coming to clubs, there are five places gone, you would imagine, in the top six.

“The rest of us are playing for one place and there are probably four or five teams who will be looking for that spot.”

Meanwhile, Ferguson hasn’t ruled out a move for his former Linfield strike partner Peter Thompson, who has been released by the Blues.

“I spoke to Peter last week just to see how he is physically and mentally about his kidney situation and his injuries and he assures me everything is 100 per cent cleared up.

“Peter will make his own mind up what he wants to do. I don’t know if anyone else is interested but you win matches by scoring goals,” added Ferguson.