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McGavin and Drinan at Ayr United
Wednesday, 15th Jan 2020 16:50

Young Blues duo Brett McGavin and Aaron Drinan are on trial with Ayr United with a view to joining the Scottish Championship side on loan.

McGavin broke into the Town first team earlier this season making three cup starts. However, with the Blues now out of both the Trophy and the FA Cup, the central midfielder appears unlikely to have much involvement with the Town senior side in the remaining months of the season.

The 20-year-old, the son of former Colchester striker and ex-Blues academy head of recruitment Steve, is contracted until the end of this season with the club having an option for a further year.

Striker Drinan, who is yet to make a senior appearance for the Blues having signed from Waterford in January 2018, spent the opening months of the campaign on loan in Sweden with GAIS.

The 21-year-old returned at the end of the Swedish season in November but with his loan officially running to January was unable to play for the U23s until the turn of the year.

The Irish U21 international, who is contracted to Town until 2021 with the club having an option for a further year, spent the end of last season on loan at his former club Waterford.

Speaking on Saturday's Life’s a Pitch on BBC Radio Suffolk (1hr 31mins 48secs), general manager of football operations Lee O’Neill reiterated that the Blues will be looking to send young players out on loan to gain experience during January.

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BlueandTruesince82 added 16:56 - Jan 15
Good move for McGavin tough physical leave where he can develop some game craft, seems to me that Drinnans ITFC career is over

ITFCMonk added 17:22 - Jan 15
I seem to remember a few years ago it would just be a case of paying up a youngsters contract if they’ve made their mind up going forward, now it seems to just be loan them out til they expire

Pilgrimblue added 18:23 - Jan 15
Good move for them and good luck

harlingblue added 02:01 - Jan 16
Could be a good move, but I would rather see them playing for OUR U23 team alongside Folami, Morris etc. We have a very good young team in the making, with two quality young Managers in charge, I would love to see them moulding a team for a better future of our Club?

SamWhiteUK added 09:43 - Jan 16
Honestly seems to me that Drinan should just be let go already - no offence to the lad, and I've never seen him play etc., but he's nowhere close to the U23s, let alone the first team, and he's been here two years now. I mean, it feels like longer ago than even that

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 14:24 - Jan 16
If all goes well, I expect to see McGavin in the first team squad next season. Don't think Drinan will make it, though.

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