Derry City: Duffy to have trial at Celtic

Derry City's Michael Duffy turns to celebrate breaking the deadlock against Shamrock Rovers. Picture by Lorcan Doherty/Presseye.com
Derry City's Michael Duffy turns to celebrate breaking the deadlock against Shamrock Rovers. Picture by Lorcan Doherty/Presseye.com
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Derry City’s Michael Duffy will spend time with Scottish Premiership champions Celtic, next week.

The Northern Ireland Under 21 international only recently signed a two-year contract extension with his home town club, keeping him at the Brandywell until 2016, so any move to Parkhead would involve a transfer fee.

Duffy, who last season scored 16 goals in 39 appearances, would join the recent list of City players who have made the move to Glasgow like Paddy McCourt and Niall McGinn.

If 20-year-old did make the move to Celtic it would be a massive blow to Peter Hutton, as he continues to look to strengthen his squad for the 2015 season.

Although defender Aaron Barry has re-signed, the likes of Barry McNamee, Barry Molloy and Stephen Dooley are all still undecided, with the ex-Coleraine man, in fact, on trial with Skybet League One side Wycombe Wanderers, while Danny Ventre and Ciaran Gallagher have left the club.

Meanwhile the Brandywell out-fit are also on the verge of signing striker Cillian Morrison and Finn Harps goalkeeper Shaun Patton

The former UCD front man, who left Derry City U20 side in 2010, netted a few goals with the Students in the early part of last season before joining Cork City for the second part of the campaign, unfortunately things didn’t work out with the Rebel Army and he has decided to sign for Derry.