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Thursday 24 January 2019

Sammon 'right to stay' at Killie

IRISH striker Conor Sammon insists he made the right decision in snubbing a move from SPL side Kilmarnock to Scunthorpe United. Kilmarnock had accepted a fee of £500,000 for the former UCD and Derry City man but Dubliner Sammon said he wanted to stay in Scotland.

"Any move has got to be right for me. When Kilmarnock accepted the fee I didn't know what I was going to do," he said. "It was a tough choice because to go and play in the Championship is a big chance for a young player."

TRANMERE hope to profit from the financial chaos in the League of Ireland by snapping up some bargains. This month, the League One side have handed a debut to defender Mark McCrystal after his move from Derry City on a free transfer, and another LOI trialist could be on the way.

"At the moment the Irish game is struggling financially. There are a number of clubs in a bit of trouble. So at the moment there are more Irish players looking for clubs on our side of the water," said Tranmere manager Les Parry.

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