Saturday 16 December 2017

Kenny praises Derry as title all but sealed

STEPHEN Kenny has paid tribute to his Derry City side as they prepare to lift the Division One title tonight and earn a place in the Premier Division for next season.

Derry know they will be crowned champions after their game away to Monaghan United tonight, unless they lose their game 5-0 and Waterford United beat Shelbourne in Dublin by the same scoreline.

"They've been fantastic. We have a superb group of players, the vast majority of which have experienced their first full season at this level and they will continue to improve," said Kenny ahead of the trip to Monaghan.

"They have adopted a tremendous attitude, they've trained very hard, week in and week out, without complaint. They've enjoyed their training and the quality of the football they have exhibited. They have continued to work hard for each other and, hopefully, they will receive their just rewards tonight in Monaghan."

Leeds line up Trotter O'Brien

CHAMPIONSHIP side Leeds United are poised to sign former Ireland man Andy O'Brien on loan from Bolton Wanderers.

O'Brien has managed just three appearances for Bolton this season and Leeds are keen to offer him first-team football.

"Andy O'Brien is someone I'm aware of and who might be available. He's gained fantastic experience with the clubs he's been at," said Leeds boss Simon Grayson.

Cherrie stays with Dundalk

DUNDALK have agreed terms with keeper Peter Cherrie on a new one-year deal.

"I'm just glad it's over and done with," Cherrie said after agreeing a contract extension with Ian Foster's side.

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