Derg boss hails fans and local business

DERGVIEW boss Ivan Sproule has appealed for supporters to continue to play their part in helping him and his players attempt to pull off a great escape.

Following three victories on the road which has taken Dergview five points clear of basement boys Limavady United and within striking distance of the PSNI and Knockbreda, the Castlederg outfit face Ballyclare Comrades at Darragh Park on Saturday.

It’s arguably Dergview’s biggest test since the split but with supporters continuing to play the role as the 12th man, Sproule believes his players can make further gains.


This week the Derg boss thanked the Darragh Park faithful.

“To our supporters every Saturday is massive from now until the end of the season and from the day I took over the backing for me, my players and staff has been nothing short of unbelievable,” he said.

“To out number home fans in our last three away league games is a great sight for my players and the response your seeing on the pitch is for the fans.

“It’s been like a 12th man and in recent weeks it feels like that to the boys, so credit to all the fans.

“I urge them to keep up the vocal support, Dergview FC fans, past and present, young and old. Get out to Darragh Park this Saturday and from now until the end of the season play your part in keeping us up along with the big boys in the Championship.”

Sproule also used the opportunity to thank local business for their continued financial support.

He said that support was crucial to the running of the club and he urged everyone involved with the club to “keep it local” in showing their support for local business.


“Something I feel I need to say on behalf of our club, to all our club members support our local businesses,” he added.

“Keep it local. As much as we need local support as a club so do all the businesses in Castlederg to survive. This post is especially for the ones that continually support us and all other business in the Derg. Just like our club their business needs support to. Together everyone is stronger.”

Saturday’s game kicks off at 3pm.



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