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Murray: Mccann exit a blow to Diamonds
Ian Murray admits losing defender Leon Mccann to Falkirk was a blow to Airdrie, but says they still have a better balanced squad than last season.
The 21-year-old signed a three-year deal with Airdrie’s League One rivals last week, which also saw him return to full-time football, having been at Hamilton Accies previously.
Murray would ideally like to replace
Mccann, but insist Airdrie will be fine if he doesn’t managed to do so.
He said:“leon has done exceptionally well for us over the last two or two and a half years.
“Of course we wanted Leon to stay. Leon didn’t want that, his reasons are up to him and that’s absolutely fine.
“That’s what we do to players; we give them games, we try to keep them, and if they do really well they move on – that’s just the nature of football, and we’re in the market for other teams’ players as well.
“Leon leaves with our best wishes, we’re really disappointed to lose him, but ultimately we move on.
“We’ve got Rico Quitongo, so we’re very happy.”
Murray added:“the squad is good, we’re happy. We’ve got a good spine of the team there.
“Like every other team we’re still looking to add, but left-sided players are very difficult to get.
“We’re fortunate that we have two out-and-out lefts in Scott Agnew and Rico.
“Overall we’re really happy, the balance of the squad is a lot better.”