INSTITUTE: Jamie Dunne leaves Drumahoe men

Institute winger Jamie Dunne has surprisingly decided to leave the club.

Tuesday, 30th August 2016, 6:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th August 2016, 8:11 pm
Winger Jamie Dunne has decided to leave Institute. Picture by Andrew Paton/Press

While the 19-year-old hasn’t featured that much in the first few games of the season; Stute’s campaign is only five matches old, so his decision to get released has baffled manager Kevin Deery.

“Jamie has decided to leave the club and his release forms have been signed,” confirmed Deery.

“He was told that he was part of my 20 man squad this season.

“ I keep telling everyone that I feel we need a bigger squad this season, but unfortunately he decided to ask to leave and it was a mutual agreement between the club and him.

“I couldn’t tell him that he was going to be play so many games or he was going to play every week.

“It’s difficult as a manager whenever you pick teams and you believe in the team you pick each week.

“It would have been his turn at some stage, but unfortunately it hasn’t worked that like and he has decided to leave.”

Deery concedes that with the transfer window closing this evening he’s desperate to add at least one more player to the squad.

“While I think we still have enough in wide areas and that isn’t my primary focus I feel we probably need another body now, that can be a wee bit versatile, who can cover in a couple of different areas but we’ll wait and see.”