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Flitcroft:McCourt to shine

BARNSLEY boss Gary Flitcroft believes that former Derry City man Paddy McCourt can take the Championship by storm after the tricky midfielder gained worldwide attention thanks to his wonder-goal on Saturday.

McCourt scored a stunning individual goal for the Tykes in their 3-2 win over Middlesbrough, his first goal for the club following his move from Celtic, and Flitcroft believes there's more to come.

"He's so unpredictable, I don't think there's much like him in the Championship," said Flitcroft. "He worries you if you can get him near the box and he starts gliding.

"Once he gets near that box, you've got to be very careful you don't bring him down.

"We're still trying to get him fitter and stronger, but I believe he'll take the Championship by storm, I really do."


IRISH goalkeeper Stephen Henderson hopes to be back in action this season – possibly within three months – as he recovers from surgery on a shoulder injury.

The 25-year-old was stretchered off just 13 minutes into Bournemouth's Championship game against Nottingham Forest on Saturday following a clash with Simon Cox.

Henderson, who joined the Cherries on a three-month loan deal from West Ham, underwent surgery on the injury but the prognosis for the keeper is positive as the time-frame for his return is between three to five months.