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Rico quits Drogheda

DROGHEDA United are looking for a new manager after Damien Richardson confirmed his exit from United Park, writes AIDAN FITZMAURICE.

Richardson (right) took over at Drogheda in July and helped stabilise the club with just one defeat in his first league eight games, though a 5-0 loss to Derry City in the FAI Cup was a disappointment.

But Richardson had expressed concern about the future direction and funding of the club and he has now opted to leave.

"I enjoyed my time at Drogheda tremendously and would have loved to remain as manager had the circumstances been different. I wish the club nothing but the best in the future," said Richardson.

McShane wants to stay at Tigers

Paul McShane says he would like to stay on at Hull City when his contract runs out in the summer.

McShane is one of four Hull players who are out of contract at the end of this season - fellow Ireland man Stephen Quinn is in the same boat - and while he has struggled to get regular first team football this term, he is hoping to remain with the Tigers.

"I want to be part of the club in the future. I have been through thick and thin here," said McShane.

"Good times, bad times. So, I do feel close to Hull City and would like to stay. But it's in the lap of the gods and we'll have to see what happens. The season has been very frustrating. I want to play and that is the truth," he said. "Not playing is hard. I want to be part of it and I feel I should be a part of it."