Sunday 22 October 2017

Championship manager takes indirect pop at the League of Ireland after signing Wexford teenager

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Wexford Youths defender Ryan Delaney has joined Championship side Burton Albion and it appears that his new manager has a low opinion of the league that his new man has arrived from.

Burton boss Nigel Clough - son of the legendary Brian Clough - gave an interview to the club website today where he explained why he decided to bring in Delaney.

The versatile defender impressed during a trial with the Championship side, despite the fact that Clough doesn't think he has yet played at a 'decent level'.

“He can play left back or left centre half," Clough told the club website.

"He’s only 19 and hasn’t yet played at a decent level but he does a lot of things naturally. He has not been in full-time training which means he’s been blowing a bit in the last 20 minutes of games but we think we can get him up to speed.”

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