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Wednesday 7 December 2016

MLS side sack St Ledger

Sean St Ledger
Sean St Ledger

Ireland defender Sean St Ledger could be in line for a move back to England after he was sacked by his MLS club, Orlando City.

St Ledger, who joined Orlando earlier this year after a short spell with Ipswich Town, will not play for the club again after his contract was effectively cancelled due to a "serious breach of club policy".

Orlando's General Manager Paul McDonough has refused to elaborate on the Irishman's exit and St Ledger did not respond to requests from The Herald for a comment last night but it's clear that the 30-year-old is finished in Florida as he awaits the next move his his career.

It took St Ledger time to settle in at Orlando but he managed to establish himself in the side in May and had started 12 consecutive games, becoming a firm favourite with fans and Orlando's English-born coach Adrian Heath, before this run-in with the club.

It's been reported that St Ledger was involved in an incident after the club's game in New York last week and St Ledger did not feature in their squad for their game over the weekend. An ever-present for Ireland at Euro 2012, St Ledger has featured just once for the national team since Martin O'Neill took charge, away to Poland in 2013, but his good form in the MLS had raised hopes of an Ireland recall.

The ex-Leicester man will discuss his options with his agent this week but a return to England could be on the cards and his former club Preston could possibly make an inquiry about the 30-year-old.

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