Forest on trail of Derry winger McLaughlin
Nottingham Forest are contemplating a move for Derry City winger Stephen McLaughlin.
Effective on both wings, Donegal native McLaughlin has a keen eye for goal and scored nine times in the league in 2012.
His form has alerted a number of cross-channel suitors, and Forest were among the clubs represented at the recent FAI Cup final.
Now, Forest are deciding whether to step up their interest in the 22-year-old.
He was brought to the Brandywell by Stephen Kenny, who should move closer to taking control of Dundalk this weekend.
The Dubliner has been in discussions with Shamrock Rovers about reaching an agreement on a settlement following his sacking in September.
His representatives had lodged papers in the High Court, but an out of court arrangement is close.
Limerick, meanwhile, are looking for a new, high-profile manager to tie in with their plans to spend the 2013 campaign in Thomond Park – discussions are ongoing with the stadium hierarchy.
They sacked Pat Scully on Thursday, and the Dubliner is unlikely to be out of the game for too long with Athlone Town on his trail.
Meanwhile, Trevor Croly has brought another St Patrick's Athletic player with him to Shamrock Rovers after completing a deal for Sean O'Connor.