Shane O'Connor and Evan Galvin leave Longford

 Evan Galvin signing his Longford contract with Manager Neale Fenn just a few months ago. Photo via  ltfc.ie

Evan Galvin signing his Longford contract with Manager Neale Fenn just a few months ago. Photo via ltfc.ie

By Kieran Burke - @KieranBTS.

Longford Town FC have officially announced the departure of first-team players Shane O'Connor and Evan Galvin with immediate effect. The midfield duo, who only arrived at the Midlands club in pre-season of this year, struggled to nail down respective starting roles in Neale Fenn's Longford squad, although it is believed work commitments may have played a role in O'Connors decision to part ways with the club. 

Evan Galvin, who's brother Corey has starred in the top-flight with struggling Bray Wanderers this season, played his final game for Longford in the penultimate game before the mid-season break as the former Waterford United youngster was sent off just minutes after entering the field of play as a late substitute. Longford lost the game 1-0 in Stradbrook with Galvin's manager Neale Fenn clearly irate by his players lack of discipline. 

With First Division title hopefuls Longford already suffering somewhat of a mini injury crisis thanks to the absenteeism of Adam O'Connor, Alan Kehoe, Peter Hopkins and Dean Byrne through injury, manager Neale Fenn has already put on record his plans to bring in some extra bodies during the upcoming July transfer window.   

Longford Town face league leaders UCD on Friday night as "De Town" look to cut the gap at the top to just six points with a win in the capital. However, having not lost a home game in the league all season long many will be expecting the "Students" to continue their march to the title with a win over the Midlanders. 


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