Faz finishes Irish stint with move to Germany

Aidan Fitzmaurice

FAZ Kuduzovic has ended his five-year stint in League of Ireland football by moving to the German Fourth Division.

Kuduzovic was out of contract with Dundalk and the Lilywhites were keen to retain the services of the Bosnia-born forward, who scored 12 goals for the side last season.

But he has now opted to move to the continent and has signed a deal with German fourth-tier side Eintracht Trier.

Kuduzovic was brought to Ireland from Notts County by Sligo Rovers in 2005 and he went on to serve Drogheda United, Cork City and Dundalk.

Argyle can't keep Clifford

CONOR Clifford may be forced to end his loan spell at League One side Plymouth Argyle and return to Chelsea.

The 19-year-old has been very impressive since joining Plymouth and Peter Reid's club had hoped to retain Dubliner Clifford until the end of the season.

But a transfer embargo has been imposed on cash-strapped Plymouth because of their debts to the tax authorities.

Plymouth may be allowed to extend Clifford's loan spell for one more month but a move to keep him for the rest of the season will be blocked by the Football League and that would be a major blow for the U21 cap.

Hibs appeal Miller's red

SPL side Hibs will do all they can to defend Irish midfielder Liam Miller following his red card offence last weekend.

Miller is facing a three-match ban after the referee in last week's SPL clash with Kilmarnock judged that his tackle on fellow Irishman Conor Sammon was "violent conduct" but the club are backing an appeal for the Corkman.

"The appeal has gone in," said assistant manager Derek Adams.

"We've appealed against the sending-off, which was for violent conduct.

"We'll see what happens.

"Hopefully the SFA look at it quickly and we get a decision as soon as possible.

"Looking at the video evidence we don't believe that the case is a sending-off for violent conduct."