DERRY CITY: ‘Candy Stripes’ linked with former Linfield winger Michael Carvill

ON THE MOVE . . . Linfield's Michael Carvill, pictured scoring against Crusaders, has been linked to Derry City.
ON THE MOVE . . . Linfield's Michael Carvill, pictured scoring against Crusaders, has been linked to Derry City.

Derry City have been linked with former Linfield winger, Michael Carvill who ended a seven year association with the Belfast Blues last Monday night.

The ‘Candy Stripes’ are understood to be one of several clubs monitoring the 27 year-old along with Irish Premiership champions, Crusaders, Coleraine, Portadown and Glentoran.

It is with a heavy heart and after a lot of consideration that I have decided to leave Linfield Football Club.

Michael Carvill

Carvill was part of three double winning sides at Linfield and scored 55 goals in 288 appearances for the Windsor Park club.

He claims his decision to leave South Belfast was down to limited game-time last season.

“Playing football is my passion and not playing regularly in the past season has contributed greatly to what has not been an easy decision,” said Carvill.

Carvill turned down the offer of a new contract from Linfield boss, Warren Feeney and the former N. Ireland U21 international insists he won’t be in any rush to decide his future.