Wilmont strengthens Glebe squad with signings

Jake Carson
Jake Carson

The weather put paid to Glebe Rangers return to league action on Saturday when the referee deemed the Riada Stadium pitch unplayable for the game against Queens.

Manager Jason Wilmont and his players were bitterly disappointed the game wasn’t played as they hoped to build on the momentum from last week’s cup game when they disposed of league leaders Limavady United after an impressive performance.

This week Glebe travel to Tobermore, a tough enounter for Wilmont and his men however, he will have the services of some of his new signings.

“The pitch passed an inspection at 9.30am but it was very heavy. The referee inspected it again about 1.30pm and called it off. The lads all wanted to play buy what can you do.

“There are a couple of free weeks coming up so maybe we can get it re-arranged and I would be more than happy to play it midweek instead of training.”

Wilmont has made no bones about the fact he wanted to add numbers to the squad and Adrian McCook has re-joined Glebe from Dervock and Lewis McVicker has also rejoined from Ballybogey FC.

The Glebe boss has also secured the services of Luke Carson from Carrick Rangers. “Jake was at Ballymena last year and he trained with us last summer and I thought I was going to get him signed but it didn’t work out and he went to Carrick.

“He plays across midfield and up front and he has also played at the back. Gary Haveron said he’s a cracking wee player, he’s a nice neat tidy footballer.”

Wilmont is still on the hunt for a couple more players to boost the squad. “I’m hoping to add another two or three players and I was looking at a couple of lads on Saturday up in Ballymena and I was quite impressed by them. I’m quite hopeful of getting them over the line but in this game you never know.”

While the Glebe boss is looking to add to his squad he has had some of his players approached. “Ian Todd from Coagh has been ringing Willie Beckett constantly but what annoys me about that is he didnt even give me the courtesy of asking my permission to talk to him. It’s just not on and I would never do that to another manager.”