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Eoin Bradley to stick with soccer and miss Derry's league campaign

The Derry forward has been banging in the goals for Coleraine this season.

Bradley, left, in action against Cliftonville last week.
Bradley, left, in action against Cliftonville last week.
Image: INPHO/Presseye/Brian Little

EOIN BRADLEY WILL miss Derry’s National Football League campaign to continue his soccer career.

BBC Sport NI reports that Bradley has agreed a new contract with Coleraine until May, ruling him out of the McKenna Cup and the league.

But he will be available for the Ulster SFC opener against Donegal if selected by manager Brian McIver.

The forward has been Coleraine’s top scorer with nine goals in his first season since moving to the Danske Bank Premiership.

“I think I can play both sports but Brian doesn’t,” Bradley said.

“I wouldn’t say I’ve turned my back on Derry – I’m enjoying it at Coleraine and didn’t think it would go so well.”

He added: “I explained the situation to Brian, he understands and said the door is always open.”

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