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Thursday 30 March 2017

Saints mull over Treacy contract

Keith Treacy. Photo: Sportsfile
Keith Treacy. Photo: Sportsfile

Liam Buckley says he's still weighing up the offer of a new contract for ex-Ireland international Keith Treacy

The winger joined St Pat's from Drogheda United at the start of last season but withdrew from the squad in mid-season for personal reasons. Treacy is out of contract but has been in pre-season with the club and even though the new campaign is only a week away, he has yet to sign.

"I still have maybe one more player to bring in. Keith Treacy is still training with us and we will see how that goes," says Buckley, who may also make a contract offer to former Longford Town and Bournemouth man Josh O'Hanlon, a free agent since he left Newport County last month.

Meanwhile, Dundalk are still working on their squad as they prepare for the season-opener in the President's Cup tonight.

They have agreed a new deal with defender Shane Grimes, who missed the end of last season with a hamstring injury. Grimes (30) is still working on his fitness but has big plans for 2017. "We want the fourth league title at home," he says.

"The Cup competitions look after themselves and Europe is different but we want the league title. That's our ambition. We want to retain the title, that's a massive target. "

Boss Stephen Kenny had been running his eye over forward Elson Hooi but that deal will not go through and ex-Derry man Tommy Stewart could return to the league.

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