Cregg’s City move in doubt

MIDFIELDER Patrick Cregg’s move to Derry City is looking less and less likely to happen.

The Dubliner who played in a practice match with the Candy Stripes recently, is currently training with Scottish Premier League side St Johnstone, who are managed by former Northern Ireland international Steve Lomas, and his agent continues to have discussions about a possible move to CSKA Sofia.

For City boss Declan Devine he admits a move to the Brandywell for the ex-Arsenal youngster doesn’t look good.

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“Patrick is currently training for a few days with St Johnstone and having played the majority of his career in Scotland then there is a chance he will end up there.

“He agreed to travel to Derry a few weeks ago for the trial game. He did well and appeared to be happy with the surroundings having spent a few days in the city.

“In fact, just last week he was back up again having a look at a number of apartments after giving me a clear indication that he wanted to experience football in the League of Ireland and, at the same time, using that experience as a platform to get back to a club across the Channel.

“However, since then CSKA Sofia have opened discussions with him in relation to a new contract, so it would appear that our deal has been placed on the back burner.”

The Derry gaffer also confirmed that if possible he may try to play some trialists during Saturday’s friendly at Glentoran.