Ronnie McFall begins Portadown clear-out after poor season

Richard Lecky (right)

Portadown boss Ronnie McFall has reacted to his team's poor season by having a clear-out from his squad.

Among those leaving are striker Richard Lecky who has agreed a move to Ballinamallard.

Brian Gartland, Jamie McArdle and Andrew Burns have not been offered new deals by the Shamrock Park outfit.

Neil McCafferty has been released early even though he has a year's contract remaining while the Ports have signed ex-Bohemians midfielder Peter McMahon.

Others departing from Shamrock Park are Joe McNeill, Aaron Burns, Ryan Burns and Mark Patton with Michael McLellan, in similar fashion to McCafferty, being released early from his contract.

The players were informed that their services were no longer required after Saturday's 1-0 win over relegated Lisburn Distillery in the season's concluding Premiership game.

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