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Warren Feeney is in the mix for Northern Ireland Under-21 job

By Graham Luney

Warren Feeney is in the frame to be appointed Northern Ireland Under-21 manager.

Feeney will be considered for the post - if Jim Magilton leaves the role.

Magilton, who is also elite performance director with the Irish Football Association, appeared in court last month accused of assaulting his 14-year-old stepdaughter.

The 47-year-old was charged with common assault but a defence lawyer said the accused did not accept the allegations and that the charge would be contested in full.

The Irish FA stated that they are aware of the allegations and that "appropriate actions have been taken internally".

Former Linfield boss Feeney is out of work after being sacked by Newport County in September.

The Exiles had won only once in League Two and were bottom of the table when the axe fell on the east Belfast man.

Now under the guidance of Graham Westley, County remain in the basement position.

Former Bournemouth and Luton Town striker Feeney won 46 Northern Ireland caps, following in the footsteps of his father Warren and grandfather Jim.

The Under-21's next game is a Euro 2018 qualifier away to Estonia in June.

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