Cathair Friel placed on transfer list by Ballymena United after 'breach of club's disciplinary policy'

Cathair Friel
Friel scored for Ballymena in last season's Irish Cup final defeat by Glentoran

Ballymena United striker Cathair Friel has been placed on the transfer list after a breach of the club's disciplinary policy.

Sky Blues manager David Jeffrey said he will "be made available to speak to other clubs in January".

It is believed the disciplinary breach followed Friel's unhappy reaction to being substituted during last week's win over Carrick Rangers.

Jeffrey also revealed that goalkeeper Ross Glendinning has asked to leave.

"Ross approached us last week as he was disappointed to be left out of the first team, and felt that he needed to be playing regular football at this stage of his career," the manager said.

"He spoke with Bryan and I and out of absolute respect for him as a person and a player we have reluctantly agreed to his request.

"The professional that Ross is, he will still fight for his position in the team until such point that he may leave, and we have no doubt of his determination to still claim a starting place.

"The situation with Cathair is such that after a breach of the club's disciplinary policy, he will also be made available to speak to other clubs in January."

Friel joined Ballymena in May 2016 and has made over 160 appearances for the club. He has played three times this campaign and scored one goal.

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