Rainey loss is gain for Welders

David Rainey - off to H&W Welders.
David Rainey - off to H&W Welders.

David Rainey has been released by Glenavon to allow him to join Championship 1 side H&W Welders.

A favourite among the fans, David scored 11 goals from his 25 appearances in a blue shirt, and manager Gary Hamilton said it was a tough decision to let him go.

“David was very much part of our plans. We gave him a new contract after the cup final, “ said Gary.

“The Welders got in touch a few weeks ago to say they were keen to sign him and David spent two weeks thinking about it.

“I can understand how hard it was for David because he enjoyed it here, but he wants to be playing every week.

“He has been fantastic in the short time he was here. He scored some vital goals and even when he was on the bench he was encouraging the boys to get the win

“He is a great pro and a great guy. I would have loved to have played with him years ago because he is a great character.

“Everyone at the club wishes David all the best, the Welders have got a great guy.”

With David departing it does give the Glenavon boss a chance to add another player to the squad.

“It does give us an option, but at this time of the season there are not many players about who are not fixed up. We will see how it goes, but we will not rush into anything,” added Hamilton.