Ballymena United boss Glenn Ferguson praises retiring defender Davy Munster

Davy Munster
Davy Munster

Ballymena United boss Glenn Ferguson has praised the contribution of Davy Munster ahead of the defender’s retirement.

Munster will bring the curtain down on a proud Irish League career following Saturday’s Premiership finale with Dungannon Swifts at the Showgrounds (2pm).

The 36-year-old has made 125 appearances for the Sky Blues since being signed by former boss Roy Walker in May 2011.

“Davy has been a great servant to the club since he arrived here four years ago,” Ferguson said.

“Unfortunately he has had a few injuries this season and hasn’t played as much football as he would have liked.

“But we have been keen to get him some game time before he retires.

“We have had to take it easy with him this week so that he can get on against Dungannon Swifts.

“He has been a good, honest professional and you want to see him go into retirement the right way.”

Ballymena are already guaranteed seventh place in the Premiership, and Ferguson admits he may look to some younger players for Saturday’s end-of-season finale.

“We will field a strong team, but it gives me the chance to look at some of the younger lads too,” he added.

SECTION B: Ballymena Utd v Dungannon Swifts (2pm), Ballinamallard Utd v Warrenpoint Town; Coleraine v Institute.