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McReady focused on Darlington
Darlington's future remains uncertain, but hot prospect John McReady is not planning on being anywhere other than The Northern Echo Arena.
The midfielder has become a first-team regular this season, with manager Craig Liddle previously revealing that he was among those being watched by other clubs.
McReady, who turns 20 next month, has been one of several teenagers to make their mark, but he's not seeking an Arena exit.
"I've just got on with things really, I don't pay much attention to that kind of thing and I've not heard anything," said South Shields-born McReady.
"It's nice that Lidds has said that, but I'm at Darlo and I want to help bring the team back into the Conference.
"Obviously we want the club to still be around, but if it doesn't survive then the players are going to have to find new clubs."
Only Adam Rundle has played in more league matches this season than McReady who has made 36 appearances and will make his 30th start in the final home match of the season on Saturday.
He made his debut two years ago today, but his time with the club began much earlier.
"I've been here since I was ten so I've seen everything: three administrations, two relegations," he added.
"If you include the school of excellence I'm the longest-serving player, but I think Arnison has been here longest out of the first-team players.
"I've played nearly 50 games now. Obviously I wasn't expecting to play so many games this season, but obviously I am pleased to have played so many and feel as though I've progressed as a player.
"I'm pleased with that, but off the field issues have completely overshadowed things.
"At the start of the season we wanted to get into the play-offs at least, but even when we went into administration I didn't think we'd be in this position.
"If you look at other clubs that have gone into administration, like Rangers and Portsmouth, they've all struggled and so have we, it has a negative impact on everyone.
Kettering's visit will bring the curtain down on a dreadful season for Darlinton who have not won any of their last 20 matches.
McReady added: "The fans deserve a win so that they have something to cheer and the lads are desperate to get a win to repay them for what they've done.
"The fans have been unbelievable and we can't thank them enough, it's just a shame that we haven't been able to keep the club up for them."
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