Wednesday 19 September 2018

Duff on way to League of Ireland after Melbourne City exit

Damien Duff
Damien Duff

The Australian A-League is set to increase its salary cap limits for clubs next season but former Ireland international Damien Duff will not be around to benefit after leaving Melbourne City yesterday.

The 36-year-old former Blackburn Rovers and Chelsea winger was one of five players to exit the Manchester City-backed club following last week's semi-final exit to cross-town rivals Melbourne Victory.

Dubliner Duff , who played for Ireland 100 times and was part of the 2002 World Cup campaign in South Korea and Japan, had previously said he intended to go home and finish his career in the League of Ireland.

Duff has been linked with a move to Bray Wanderers, with new manager Trevor Croly insisting he would welcome the experienced midfielder with open arms to the Carlisle Grounds.

"I'm only in so I've not got down that road with Damien, but Damien would be a great addition. If Damien is fit, he's at another level, let's be honest, so if Damien was interested in playing for Bray Wanderers and he's fit, it would be very very nice to work with him," he said.

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