DERRY CITY: Patrick McEleney’s proposed move to Peterborough United breaks down

Patrick McEleney's proposed move to Peterborough has fallen through.
Patrick McEleney's proposed move to Peterborough has fallen through.
  • McEleney spent six days on trial at the ABAX Stadium earlier this month
  • Peterborough were considering making a £50,000 bid for the player but decided against it after a meeting this week
  • McEleney is currently out of contract with several League of Ireland clubs vying for his signature
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PATRICK McEleney’s proposed move to Peterborough United has broken down with the League One club deciding not to make a bid for the Derry City playmaker.

Peterborough’s Director of Football, Barry Fry has confirmed to the ‘Journal’ that the London Road club were unwilling to ‘take a risk’ on the player who sustained an injury during a friendly match against Birmingham when on trial earlier this month.

However, he claimed the club could be prepared to revive their interest when the January Transfer Window opens.

“The Chairman (Darragh McAnthony) was over this week and both him and the manager (Graham Westley) had a word with me about the boy and we’ve decided not to do anything in this moment in time,” confirmed Fry.

“We can’t do anything until January anyway so we don’t really have to make a decision now. We’re not prepared to take a risk right now.”

The news will alert a string of League of Ireland clubs who have already declared an interest in signing the player with league champions Dundalk in pole position.

We can’t do anything until January anyway, so we don’t really have to make a decision now. We’re not prepared to take a risk at this moment in time.

Barry Fry