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Wheeling And Dealing...

By Gordon Thomson
Tue, 21st Dec 2004 12:00am

The next transfer window is close and the newspapers are linking players with many clubs at the moment. Clyde are no exception to some transfer speculation...

In the midst of this Billy Reid confirmed one fact to the website in that captain John Potter has now signed for the Club for the remainder of the season. "I'm pleased that John has signed. Our defence ,as I've said, has been a real strength for us this year. To lose Kernaghan, McCluskey and McLaughlin was a huge blow but the players that remained and the new guys that have come in have all done remarkably well".

Billy was less candid about his interest in another player, Paul Keegan, whose name was mentioned in connection witrh Clyde in this morning's press reports. "I saw the articles in the papers and it is true that Paul has trained with us. He is one of a number of options that we are looking at to strengthen the squad. Paul will come back to train again with us and we will make a decision".

Keegan, who scored the winning goal in Longford's FAI Carlsberg Cup final win over Waterford United in October, moved to Scotland for personal reasons after the end of the 2004 season. (The League of Ireland runs from March to November). Irish papers report that Longford, who have qualified for the UEFA Cup, may be interested in a loan deal as they do not want to lose their experienced forward.

The striker, who turns 32 later this month, has played abroad before, having had a successful spell in the United States with New England Revolution in the 1990s.

He helped Bohemians to the Eircom League title in January 2003 before adding the FAI Cup winners' medal with Longford.