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Sky Blues in chase to sign Distillery striker Liggett

Lisburn Distillery striker Gary Liggett is being strongly linked with a move to Ballymena United.

Lisburn Distillery striker Gary Liggett is being strongly linked with a move to Ballymena United.

BALLYMENA United boss Glenn Ferguson last night confirmed his interest in Lisburn Distillery’s transfer-listed striker Gary Liggett.

The frontman has been made available to other clubs and Ferguson is well aware of his attributes, having coached him during Ferguson’s spell as assistant manager at Ballyskeagh.

“I spoke to Gary Smyth (Distillery assistant manager) to see what the situation was with Gary,” Ferguson told Times Sport.

“I will give Gary a call a see what his thoughts are - I would imagine that with his goalscoring record in recent seasons that there will be a bit of interest in him.”

“We’re hoping to make contact later in the week with another player and we’ll see what happens with that.”

Ferguson will not, however, be following up his interest in three triallists who played in Saturday’s friendly match against Leonidas in Holland, where the Sky Blues lost 1-0.

“An agent I know in England, who has a number of players on his books, paid to send them over for us to have a look at them in action.

“But they were very young, 18 or 19-year-olds and I don’t think they’re what we’re looking for at this time.”

The match in Rotterdam also saw defender Denver Gage play his first 90 minutes in more than a year as he continues his return from an operation on a long-standing groin injury.

“Getting that game under his belt will help Denver and he hasn’t reported any reaction since he resumed training and playing.

“But he’s been out for a long time so we’re being careful with him and he’s maybe four or five weeks away from being in first team contention.

“Overall it was a very worthwhile trip to Holland - it got some players some game time and thankfully we don’t seem to have picked up any fresh injuries,” added Ferguson.

 
 
 

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