Commute to force stalwart Sean Grady out of Bonnyrigg

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Long-serving Bonnyrigg Rose striker Sean Grady is set for the exit door at New Dundas Park after being transfer-listed by new manager David McGlynn.

Grady scored his fifth goal of the season against Carnoustie Panmure in a 4-1 win the weekend before last – McGlynn’s first game as manager after quitting Musselburgh Athletic – but was put up for transfer the following day.

Bonnyrigg’s top goalscorer, who has played for the club almost 12 years on and off, had an agreement with previous boss Max Christie that he could train one day a week as he lives in Fife. However, McGlynn was unhappy with that arrangement and insisted he must train twice.

With Grady refusing to budge, McGlynn promptly made the striker available for transfer and he could make the move to a Super League club before the end of the week.

Penicuik Athletic, Sauchie, Kelty Hearts and Hill of Beath are all interested in the former Linlithgow Rose forward.

Grady is disappointed at being placed on the transfer list and would prefer to remain at the club until the end of the season and fight to regain his place.

“I’m disappointed that I’ll be leaving the club,” said the 33-year-old.

“I’ve been here a long time and I have a lot of friends at the club and I’d prefer to see out my contract until the end of the season.

“I had an agreement with Max where I could train once a week, but Davie wants his players to train twice a week so he can work on shape, etc.

“It’s just one of these things unfortunately.

“I’ve had five or six interested clubs and hopefully we will get something sorted by the end of the week and have something in place before Saturday.”

Penicuik are also interested in signing Bonnyrigg defender David White.

The 35-year-old central defender has been sidelined by injury for the past few weeks, but he could make the move if a transfer fee can be agreed between the two clubs.

One player who will not be leaving Rose, however, is left-back Brian Murray.

The defender had been made available for transfer before McGlynn took over, but after impressing his new boss, he will remain at the club.

“Brian will come off the transfer list. Brian was put on the transfer list before I was here, but he has done excellent,” said McGlynn.