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McCann: I want Turf Moor stay

IRISH midfielder Chris McCann says he's keen to stay at Burnley when his current deal runs out at the end of the season.

The Finglas man (below) has made over 200 league appearances for the Clarets since joining the club from Home Farm and he would like to remain at Turf Moor.

"I've been happy here all my career. People have speculated before about what I'm going to do," says the 25-year-old.

"I'm a Burnley player and I'm happy to wear that shirt every week, keep playing football and playing with a smile on my face again. My agent's handling all that. I think he's in negotiations with the club. That's out of my hands, I let them deal with all that."

Limerick role for Thompson

NEWLY PROMOTED Limerick FC have recruited former Birmingham City coach Malky Thompson as their assistant manager.

New boss Stuart Taylor had considered bringing in an assistant with local knowledge but headed for Britain and landed fellow Scot Thompson, who previously worked with David O'Leary and Alex McLeish.

"I am delighted to join Limerick FC as assistant manager. I have been very impressed by the club and the young squad we have been working with over the past few days, said Thompson.

"I've always been all about getting on the training field and trying to help players with new techniques.

"I am delighted to be working with Stuart and hope to help him develop the players and the club into something all the people of the Midwest can be proud of."