Kilmarnock are ready to offer a lifeline to Derry City players who find themselves without a club and with no wages since August.
The Scottish Premier League outfit took striker Conor Sammon from the Brandywell to Rugby Park 18 months ago and he could now be followed to Ayrshire by others who have quit the crisis-hit north-west outfit.
Sammy Morrow — who played in the SPL with Hibernian during a three- season stint in Edinburgh — is in the frame for a January move to Killie.
The 24-year-old is currently training with the club while Derry players wait to find out if they can sign for a new club before the transfer window opens on New Year’s Day. Kilmarnock are also understood to be interested in Thomas Stewart.
Meanwhile, Cork City are hunting for a new boss after Paul Doolin parted company with the club. City’s Setanta Sports Cup rivals Cliftonville have arranged a friendly against FC United of Manchester at Solitude on July 17.