League squad named for Man Utd clash

Published Thursday, 10 May 2012
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David Jeffrey has announced his Irish League select squad for Tuesday night's Harry Gregg testimonial with Manchester United at Windsor Park.

League squad named for Man Utd clash
David Jeffrey poses for a picture at Thursday's official team announcement. (© Pacemaker)

The Linfield manager will be Martin O'Neill's assistant for the charity clash.

The line-up includes six members of the Blues squad which completed its sixth league and cup double in the last seven years.

They are Alan Blayney, Jim Ervin, Albert Watson, Philip Lowry, Jamie Mulgrew and Mark McAllister.

Cliftonville have four representatives - Barry Johnston, George McMullan, Martin Donnelly and Chris Scannell.

Portadown' s Ross Redman, Ballymena United's Gary McCutcheon, and Sean O'Neill and Chris Morrow from Crusaders are also included in the line-up.

Former Derry City players Peter Hutton and Sean Hargan have also been named in the squad.

David Jeffrey told UTV that he can't wait for the Manchester United game after playing for the famous English club in his younger days.

He added: "On a night when you have Alex Ferguson in the opposite dugout and you have Martin O'Neill there, it is an evening to suck everything in and to listen and to learn."


Irish League team to face Manchester United:

Alan Blayney - Linfield
Sean O'Neill - Crusaders
Jim Ervin - Linfield
Albert Watson - Linfield
Howard Beverland - Coleraine
Ross Redman - Portadown
Philip Lowry - Linfield
Jamie Mulgrew - Linfield
Stephen Lowry - Coleraine
Barry Johnston - Cliftonville
Chris Morrow - Crusaders
George McMullan - Cliftonville
Martin Donnelly - Cliftonville
Mark McAllister - Linfield
Chris Scannell - Cliftonville
Gary McCutcheon - Ballymena United
Sean Hargan - Derry City
Peter Hutton - Derry City

© UTV News
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3 Comments
tom in dundonald wrote (861 days ago):
ian in tyrone , for god sake its a friendly match not a world cup decider, does it really matter who gets picked to play?
Tom in Earth wrote (861 days ago):
Ian, if you bothered listening to what David said then you'll discover why there is 2 Derry City players playing. Perhaps its because its what Harry Gregg wanted?
Ian in Tyrone wrote (862 days ago):
If this team is Irish League select, how come Derry City players have been included? Derry City are as irrelevant to the Irish League as Shamrock Rovers or Cork etc , they cant just jump in and out of contention at their choosing!
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