Bristol City swoop to sign Patrick McClean from Derry City

Patrick McClean (left) pictured with his brothers James and Brian.
Patrick McClean (left) pictured with his brothers James and Brian.

BRISTOL City are set to complete the signing of Derry City defender, Patrick McClean after having an improved offer for the youngster accepted by the Brandywell club.

The English Championship club had offered what was labelled a ‘derisory’ amount for the talented 18 year-old last month which was rejected by the ‘Candy Stripes’.

Derry City's Patrick McClean has completed his move to Bristol City.

Derry City's Patrick McClean has completed his move to Bristol City.

However, it’s believed the Robins’ latest bid, understood to be in the region of £20,000, has now been agreed in principle by the Lone Moor Road club.

The transfer is expected to go through once the player undergoes a medical later this week and personal terms are agreed.

Patrick is the younger brother of West Brom and Republic of Ireland winger, James McClean and he spent a short trial with Bristol last April.

Bristol view McClean as a player for the future and he is likely to join the Championship club’s under-21 development squad when he joins up with the club this weekend.

The ‘Robins’ have forged strong links with Derry and manager Peter Hutton visited Ashton Gate to see the club’s Academy and under-21 development structures for himself earlier this year.