Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Morrison still on Derry City’s radar

Derry City boss Stephen Kenny is still hopeful of being able to re-sign Owen Morrison for the last 10 games of the Airtricity League Premier Division campaign.

Midfielder Morrison has been playing in the USA, but could return to Derry for what would be his third stint at the Candystripes.

Kenny badly wants to bolster his squad. With his side sitting top of the league and although they are flush with cash from the sale of James McClean to Sunderland, at this late stage of the season he is restricted to out of contract players.

As well as the loss of winger McClean, Gareth McGlynn will miss the majority of the remainder of the league programme and now Kevin Deery and Ruaidhri Higgins are a doubt ahead of this evening's clash at Bohemians.

Both men played a large part in Derry's 2-0 win over St Patrick's Athletic, but face injury tests ahead of tonight's game.

Eamon Zayed, who took his tally in the league to 20 with the opener last week, also picked up a knock, but has been given the all clear to play tonight.

“Kevin and Ruaidhri were both excellent for us last week,” said Kenny.

“They are important players and I'm hoping they will both be fit.

“The players passed the ball really well, maintained their composure and kept believing in themselves against St Pat's.

“It's going to be another tough game against Bohs and we have a couple of tough tests coming up which are really going to test us.

“We have a small squad and it's vital that we avoid injuries.”

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