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Forest mull over moves for McNamee and McLaughlin

The Candystripes pair are both awaiting word from the Championship club after undergoing trials in recent weeks.

McNamee.
McNamee.
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DERRY CITY’S BARRY McNamee is yet to hear from Nottingham Forest about whether they will be offering him a contract.

The exciting 20-year-old, who impressed for the Candystripes during his debut season in senior football, has returned from a trial-period with the Championship club.

And while he believes he did well during the spell with Sean O’Driscoll’s team, the Donegal native insists he would be happy to remain with the FAI Cup winners for another season.

Speaking to the Londonderry Sentinel, the attacking midfielder said: “To be honest I felt I did OK, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

I really enjoyed the experience and training with the first team all the time was great. If Forest don’t make a move for me, then I’ll be only too happy to remain at Derry.

“Yes training with the Forest first-team was hard at times, but it certainly wasn’t something which I’m not used to at Derry. It was faster but I think if I was training regularly with them then I would get up to speed with them.”

The future of  club-mate McLaughlin, meanwhile, also remains unclear. The 22-year-old was expected to hear from Forest last week but no official line has come out meaning he is none the wiser about which team he will be playing for in the New Year.

Read more in the LondonDerry Sentinel

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