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Barnsley look to sign Healy

Northern Ireland star David Healy is wanted by Mark Robins, widely regarded as the man who changed the course of Manchester United history.

Former Old Trafford hero Robins, now in charge of Championship outfit Barnsley, has set his sights on signing the Sunderland striker on a loan deal or for a nominal fee.

Healy knows that his future lies away from Sunderland where he has hardly featured all season.

Healy did come on for the last five minutes in the 2-1 FA Cup defeat at Portsmouth on Saturday and thought he had earned the Black Cats a replay with a last-gasp leveller, only for officials to say the ball had not crossed the line.

“Some would say the ball was over the line and David was convinced it was,” said Sunderland boss Steve Bruce.

Healy, who has suggested he would welcome a return to Leeds, is also of interest to Coventry, Ipswich, Derby and Cardiff, but Barnsley are hoping to win the race for Northern Ireland’s record goalscorer.

Robins took over at Oakwell earlier this season. He’s most famous for scoring a winner in the FA Cup for Manchester United at Nottingham Forest in 1990, a goal that kept Sir Alex Ferguson in his job, allowing the Red Devils to go on and achieve incredible domestic and European success.

Belfast Telegraph