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Mick McCarthy considering a move for the League of Ireland's best player

The Ipswich Town boss is reportedly running the rule over Dundalk star Daryl Horgan.

Ipswich Town and former Ireland manager Mick McCarthy.
Ipswich Town and former Ireland manager Mick McCarthy.
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CHAMPIONSHIP OUTFIT IPSWICH Town are reportedly considering a move for Dundalk star Daryl Horgan.

Horgan’s form for the Lilywhites in the League of Ireland and Europa League has catapulted him onto the radar of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, who has been to watch the midfielder on a number of occasions.

And The Irish Sun asserts that Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy had his scouts run the rule over the 24-year-old during Dundalk’s recent 2-1 win over Cork City, in which he scored a superb solo goal, with a view to potentially recruiting him in January.

Horgan, who was named SSE Airtricty/SWAI Player of the Month for September this month, previously had trials with Peteborough United, Barnsley and Torquay, but admitted that he has benefited from staying at Dundalk.

“I’ve got to play constantly here in the first team and in the Europa League and winning leagues. It’s been special the last couple of years,” Horgan said in an interview with Newstalk’s Off The Ball last night.

“I thought they went well, but a couple of weeks after both trials, managers were sacked. It’s so cut-throat.

“You could easily end up signing for a club and the manager could be sacked two days later, another fella might come in and not fancy you, so it was probably a blessing.”

Source: SSE Airtricity/YouTube

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