Colin Coates looks set for Glenavon exit

Colin Coates short spell at Glenavon looks to be coming to an end after he was placed on the transfer list.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 10:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 10:18 am

A statement on the club website said the defender had bee placed on the list "due to the restructuring of the playing staff post COVID-19".

Coates only moved to Mourneview Park in January last year after 19 years with Crusaders.

The Lurgan Blues though have brought in three new centre backs in this transfer window as boss Gary Hamilton prepares for the new season.

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Colin Coates looks set to leave Glenavon
Colin Coates looks set to leave Glenavon

Mark Stafford and Mark Haughey joined from Linfield with Danny Wallace coming in from Warrenpoint Town.

Speaking earlier this year Coates said he felt he could play on for another "two or three years" in the top flight.

"There is no reason why I can't play until I am 37 or 38," he said.

"I have plenty left in the tank. I will want to always play to a certain level and contribute to the team rather than playing just for the sake of playing.

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