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Feely to get opportunity with Posh in reserves tie

HIGHLY-RATED Bohemians defender Kevin Feely could earn a move to Championship side Peterborough United this week.

THE Kildare lad, who was one of the players of the season for the Gypsies, has been the subject of much cross-channel interest in recent months and has spent time on trial at Stoke City, Charlton Athletic and Peterborough United, while Everton boss David Moyes is also keeping tabs on Feely.

Charlton had Feely over for a second trial last week and have held talks with Bohs about a possible deal, but now Peterborough are very interested and Feely will get his chance to shine in a reserve game for the Posh tomorrow.

"Peterborough seem to be keen so we'll see how this week goes," Feely told the Herald. "They invited myself and my dad over there at the weekend and brought us to see their game with Crystal Palace and I'll stay for a few days and play in this game tomorrow.

"I would like to get away and play in England if I can and if I do well this week something might happen," added Feely, who made 23 league appearances for Bohs last season.

The Athy lad is out of contract with Bohs but any club would have to pay compensation for the defender, who admits his form tailed off at the end of the season.

"I had a bit loss of form and it didn't help in terms of clubs taking a look at me," he says. "A few things went against me in some of the games, I got sent off against UCD and had a couple of suspensions so the season didn't end well for me but I still enjoyed the season."

Meanwhile Bohs are close to agreeing a new two-year deal with manager Aaron Callaghan and his assistant, player/coach Owen Heary.