Gloucester head coach responds to speculation that star is nearing exit

Gloucester head coach Johan Ackermann is hoping that his vision for the Cherry and Whites can convince players like Henry Trinder to stay at the club.

The centre’s negotiations over a new contract at Gloucester, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season, have reportedly stalled with Harlequins keen to make the player an offer in January.

Trinder has been one of Gloucester’s standout performers this season under Ackermann’s Kingsholm revolution,

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And Ackermann told GLoucestershireLive: “Any player that wants to stay will be ideal so we can get continuity that we feel is in our plans.

“Henry has proven this season so far what calibre he’s got so that would be great if he wants to stay.

“The one thing I always say to players is follow your heart, make sure you’re in peace with your friends and family around you where you want to be in life and where you believe you have to be.

“I want players to speak honestly and openly with myself and know where I stand with them and sit around a table and discuss a way forward and hopefully he can share the vision we want to take the club and that will excite him.”

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