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Birmingham City's Adam Rooney. Photo: Jon Buckle/PA

Birmingham City's Adam Rooney. Photo: Jon Buckle/PA

Birmingham City's Adam Rooney. Photo: Jon Buckle/PA

FORMER Ireland U21 cap Adam Rooney has vowed to deliver more goals for Aberdeen after he hit the net on his debut for the SPL side.

Rooney completed a move to Pittodrie from Oldham last Friday and made an instant impact, scoring on Saturday in a 2-2 draw with Motherwell.

"It was great to get a goal in my first game. It was a striker's dream really, a tap in from a couple of yards out from the goal," said the Dubliner.

"The way we play would suit any striker. The lads put some great balls into the box that were just waiting to be put in. If we can keep that up in the rest of the games, I'm sure I can score plenty of goals for the club."

 

CLINIC FOR ST LEDGER

LEICESTER CITY have sent Ireland international Sean St Ledger to see a specialist in Germany as the defender has been unable to cure his injury problems this season.

The 29-year-old has played just two games for Championship table-toppers Leicester this season and, in his one appearance for the international side, away to Poland, he was forced to withdraw due to injury.

The Foxes have now decided to send St Ledger back to a specialist clinic in Munich to get to the root of his problems. It's a concern for the player as he is out of contract with Leicester at the end of the season and could struggle to get a new deal.

 

POSH WILL PAY CONMY TRIBUTE

LEAGUE ONE side Peterborough United will honour the memory of former Ireland international Ollie Conmy by holding a minute's silence at their next game.

A native of Mayo, Conmy won five senior Republic of Ireland caps between 1965 and 1969.

His family moved from the west to Yorkshire when he was nine and he progressed through the ranks at Huddersfield Town, making a successful move to Peterborough in 1964, where he stayed until 1972.

- AIDAN FITZMAURICE


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