Newry City announce Barry Gray is stepping back as manager to focus on cancer recovery

Newry City AFC have announced this afternoon that first team manager Barry Gray will be stepping back from his role, as he focuses on his battle with cancer.
Newry City manager Barry Gray.Newry City manager Barry Gray.
Newry City manager Barry Gray.

All at the Newry Reporter wish him the best with his recovery.

The club released a statement which reads:

‘The committee of Newry City AFC wishes to inform our supporters that Manager Barry Gray will be stepping away from first-team duties for the time being.

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‘Barry has been undergoing cancer treatment for a number of weeks and feels the time is now right to focus solely on his recovery.

‘Former club captain and personal friend of Barry’s, Gavin Dykes, will assist Dermot McVeigh and the current coaching staff for the upcoming games, beginning away to Glenavon on Saturday.

‘We know that all supporters and indeed the wider football family will join us in sending Barry our best wishes and we hope to see him return to the club when he is fit and able to do so.

‘We kindly request that the privacy of Barry and his family is respected at this time.

‘The club will not be making any further comment.’

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