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Monday 23 October 2017

Wexford hit hard by player exodus

BRENDAN FURLONG

MICK WALLACE is a man who must wear pressure well given the unending exodus of players from the Wexford Youths set-up this season.

Having already lost 16 players, there is now growing speculation that key young striker Danny Furlong is about to join the exodus and link up with Junior club, North End United.

Furlong, should he make the move with only five league games remaining, would be linking up with Lee Aust, Warren Broaders and Shane Sinnott, who have already made the short journey from Ferrycarrig Park to Belvedere Road.

Should Furlong complete the switch this would be a huge blow to Wexford Youths' prospects of finishing in the top half of the table, for along with Gary Sheahan he is one of their classiest players.

Already this season Wallace has lost players for a variety of reasons, through injury, moving to another club, lack of playing time, while others want to assist their GAA club, while others have left for financial reasons.

The player movement already this season has seen the following players miss out or move on: Conor Wallace (injured), Gareth Wallace (injured), Jimmy Keohane (moved to Bristol City), Robert vickers (Soccer Scholarship in America), Dara McDonald (college), Tiernan Rossiter (injured and about to emigrate, although he was star player for St. Mary's (Rosslare) in last Saturday's Intermediate football championship semi-final), Lee Aust (North End), Warren Broaders (North End), John Byrne (injured), Patsy Malone (working in Paris), David Breen (joined Athlone Town for financial reasons), Aidan McCann (injured), Daniel O'Flynn (left due to Gaelic ruling), Shane Sinnott (North End).

Conor Sinnott left for St. Patrick's Athletic at start of season, since joined Drogheda United, while Peter White joined Limerick F.C. also at start of season.

Now Anthony Russell is the only player who has been with the Wexford Youths club since the outset.