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Cassidy won't rule out Donegal return

Kevin Cassidy says that he could patch things up with Jim McGuinness if the Donegal manager wants to recall him in 2012.

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A SURPRISING RECONCILIATION between exiled Donegal footballer Kevin Cassidy and manager Jim McGuinness could be on the cards.

The wing-back was dropped from the Ulster champions’ squad in acrimonious circumstances last November for breaking a dressing room code of silence with his contribution to Declan Bogue’s book “This Is Our Year.”

The relationship between Cassidy, McGuinness and the Donegal panel has been frayed ever since, with Cassidy publicly criticising his team-mates for their lack of support.

But speaking on TG4′s Seó Spóirt last night, the Gweedore man suggested that he would be willing to put the incident behind him and return to the fold if McGuinness wanted him back in the panel for the forthcoming season.

“We’ll see,” Cassidy said when asked about a possible comeback by Dara Ó Cinnéide. “You never say never, I guess.”

Cassidy won an All-Star last year as he helped Donegal to a first Ulster Championship since 1992 and an All-Ireland semi-final and moves in favour of his recall appear to be gaining momentum.

Writing in the Donegal Democrat, former Donegal manager Brian McEniff supported the idea, saying that it is his “fervent wish to see Kevin back in the green and gold” in 2012.

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