Linfield duo go on loan to Glenavon until end of season

Kris Lindsay
Kris Lindsay has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons

Linfield players Kris Lindsay and Brian McCaul are to go on loan to Glenavon until the end of the season.

Defender Lindsay has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons, while midfielder McCaul has failed to hold down a regular first-team place.

Blues boss David Jeffrey has been keen to emphasise that both players remain part of his long-term plans.

Alan Davidson has left Mourneview Park, Ryan Harpur has joined Dungannon Swifts and Tony Grant may return to Glenavon.

Grant, 35, left the Mid-Ulster club at the end of last season but could be poised for a third spell with the Lurgan Blues if manager Gary Hamilton can agree terms with the player this week.

Diarmuid O'Carroll, whose contract expires in January, has been offered a new contract by Glenavon, but on reduced terms, and the striker is currently in talks with two other clubs with a view to a move.

Another Linfield player, Marcus Kane, is also eager to secure a loan move from Windsor Park in order to secure some first-team football.

Lindsay's loan move is subject to a medical.

"Kris (Lindsay) can prove to himself, as well as to us, that he is ready for another campaign," said Jeffrey after Saturday's win over Glenavon.

"The simple message has been to him, 'you go and do the business there, get a good run of games and there'll be a contract waiting for you back here at Windsor'.

"Brian McCaul is slightly different in that he's a younger boy whose first team opportunities have been limited just because there's one or two more senior players about.

"He's a superb lad, a fitness fanatic and a very talented young player and this is trying to develop his ability," explained the Linfield boss.

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