Kenny admits interest in McGlynn and Higgins

Derry City manager Stephen Kenny has admitted that he would be interested in snapping up former players Ruaidhri Higgins and Gareth McGlynn.

McGlynn (28), and Higgins (26), both signed for Bohemians last year but their immediate future with the Dublin club is unclear.

The 'Sunday Journal' understands that when both players signed for Pat Fenlon's team they agreed a one year deal with the option to stay on for another season.

"I am interested in both Gareth (McGlynn] and Ruaidhri (Higgins] but they are Bohemians players and until such times as that changes there is very little I can do."

Kenny admitted that, although he would be happy to see both players back at the Brandywell, several "variables" could stop that from happening.

"The two players have an amazing history with Derry City Football Club and they were involved in some memorable games for the club. They both have an excellent attitude to football and I would be mad to say that I wouldn't want players like that in my team, but as I said, until things change there's very little I can do."

He added: "There are so many variables to think about. The two lads could remain Bohemians players or another club might want to get involved. At this early stage there's no telling what may happen."

Asked if signing both McGlynn and Higgins was a top priority Kenny said he is confident in the players already at the club but admitted that he needs to add to his squad ahead of next season's step up into the League of Ireland Premier Division.

"We have good players already at the club and some of them really stepped up to the mark last season. Obviously with us gaining promotion we'll need to sign a few players, but as I said, nothing is signed sealed or delivered. We'll just have to wait and see."