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Another League Of Ireland Star Could Be Joining Chris Forrester In England

Gary Reilly
By Gary Reilly
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Things have started out very well for Chris Forrester at Peterborough. He's settled into life in League 1 very quickly and he's already being labelled the 'next Michael Carrick'. That may seem like a bit of an odd tag to place on someone but it came from his new manager and it was certainly meant as a compliment.


With an Irish owner in the shape of Darragh MacAnthony, it would make sense that Peterborough would look to the Airtricity League as a prime market for players and now it seems that's becoming the case. The club's Director of Football, Barry Fry has confirmed to the Derry Journal that the club are giving serious thought to a deal for Derry City attacker Patrick McEleney.

The 22 year old spent the early part of his career with Sunderland but soon returned to his hometown club where he's developed into a key player for the Candystripes. McEleney has been on trial with Peterborough ahead of a move that would cost in the region of £150,000 in compensation fees, but Fry has said that injury concerns could yet scupper the move.

It’s all about how much the manager pushes it. He seems to like him a lot although his record of injuries is not good which he’s a bit suspect about so he’s in discussions with the physio as well.

At the end of the day however, it's MacAnthony who holds the purse strings and no decision will be made on McEleney until manager Graeme Westley gets to chat with the Dubliner about the Derry man. According to Fry, things should be cleared up one way or another by next Wednesday.

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