Grays' January sale

First published in Sport

GRAYS Athletic are holding a January sale with a difference — they’ve put up their entire playing squad up for sale.

The patience of New Rec boss Julian Dicks finally ran out a week ago when his side slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Blue Square South strugglers Worcester City.

Dicks admitted: “It was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

“Our first-half performance was a disgrace — a total joke.

“I can understand mistakes but I won't tolerate a lack of passion and desire.

“If clubs want any of my players they can take them.

“They are all officially available for transfer, but don’t be fooled they will get Blues Square Premier clubs — none of them are good enough for this level. I need a minimum of six or seven positions filled.”

Former West Ham full-back Dicks, is hoping to fund a spending spree by Peterborough agreeing to give them a pay-off if former Grays striker Aaron McLean gets an expected £1.2m transfer from Championship strugglers Peterborough United.

Posh signed the goal star for £150,000 in January 2007. Former Grays' chairman Mike Woodward revealed that, although Posh treated Grays very well, there was still a small sell-on clause in place.

Grays are currently fourth from bottom and are four points away from escaping from the drop zone.

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