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You won't believe it... Luton Town boss John Still has actually taken a LOI player on trial

Maybe he does believe some are good enough for League Two after all…

Former Derry City defender Roddy Collins Junior.
Former Derry City defender Roddy Collins Junior.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

NOT FOR THE first time in his career, Roddy Collins rubbed League of Ireland followers up the wrong way after November’s FAI Cup final.

The former Derry City boss invited Luton Town manager John Still to the Aviva Stadium for the meeting of St Patrick’s Athletic and Derry City and revealed the following day that Still wasn’t one bit impressed with the game, which finished 2-0 to the Saints.

Roddy insisted that the Irish public were deluded and added that Still believed none of the players on show would get into his team, currently in England’s fourth tier.

The comments brought responses from the likes of Pat’s captain Ger O’Brien and former midfielder Keith Fahey, while it also resulted in a heated debate on Off The Ball.

Fast forward six weeks and Still has done a u-turn (of sorts) by taking a young defender recently plying his trade in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division with Derry on trial.

The player in question is in fact Collins’ son Roddy Junior, who featured in a development squad in a friendly win over Nottingham Forest.

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