McEleney hopes for a big break after survival scrap
Derry City star Patrick McEleney goes on trial at Peterborough United this weekend at the end of what he has described his worst ever season at the Brandywell.
The 23-year-old is in high demand with a host of clubs chasing his signature as his contract at Derry comes to an end, but he is keen to prove himself across the water, following an unsuccessful spell at Sunderland six years ago.
Tonight's game at Longford (7.45pm) could well be the last time he plays in a Derry City jersey and he is determined to end a miserable season on a high with a win.
The Candystripes were involved in a relegation battle for most of the season and McEleney believes a sixth place finish would be more than satisfactory given the circumstances.
"If someone had said we would finish sixth I don't think I would have believed them considering we were in a battle until the last few games," he said. "But we got there in the end. I know it's been tough on the fans and us but we had to grind it out."