PAT Devlin could be about to quit his post as Bray Wanderers' manager. The 58-year-old is believed to be growing increasingly frustrated at the club's slow progress in securing a squad for next season. Devlin has been in the Bray job for 18 months and oversaw a very promising year for the Seagulls in 2011.
He is fearful that if Bray fail to secure the services of their top players they will be picked off by League of Ireland rivals.
Devlin's departure would be a huge blow to Bray who have utilised his knack for spotting up-and-coming talent.
Croly's Pats job
ST Patrick's Athletic manager, Liam Buckley, has appointed former Shamrock Rovers' assistant Trevor Croly as his assistant ahead of the 2012 season.
Croly returns to Inchicore where he was both a player, winning the league under Liam Buckley in 1999, and also assistant manager to John McDonnell during the 2008 season. St Pat's have also announced that Jake Carroll has signed with the club for a further two years. Buckley will talk to the Pats' players who were involved during the 2011 season over the coming days and following this the club is set to announce more signings.
Staunton in frame
DUNDALK are set to speak to former Republic of Ireland boss Steve Staunton about the managerial role at the County Louth club.
Staunton's former Irish team-mate Gary Kelly is poised to throw his hat in the ring for the vacant Bohemians job, but John Gill remains favourite for the job.
SLIGO Rovers are close to recapturing Romauld Boco after a 12-month absence.
The 26-year-old Benin international helped Rovers to the FAI Ford and EA Sports Cups in 2010 before signing for Shanghai East Asia. Cook is also trying to sign former St Pats' goalie Gary Rogers, who is available on a free transfer.
- CORMAC BYRNE