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Republic of Ireland international David Forde. Picture credit: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE

Republic of Ireland international David Forde. Picture credit: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE

Republic of Ireland international David Forde. Picture credit: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE

DAVID FORDE admits that he still has ambitions of playing in England's top flight as the Galway man has placed contract talks with Millwall on hold.

Forde, 34, is out of contract with Millwall at the end of this season, but with the Lions still in danger of relegation to League One, no progress has been made on a new deal for the former Derry City man, who still harbours hopes of playing in the English Premier League.

"I can't see why not. I'm still young, hungry and enthusiastic. It's something I'm desperate to play in," said Forde, who has recently been linked with Crystal Palace and Swansea City, while Celtic could also move for Forde if the Bhoys sell Fraser Forster.

"The contract situation is still unresolved. It's difficult, Millwall have made an offer last year, but it wasn't appropriate at the time. I have had a good chat with the manager, he has told me he wants me to stay and keep me for next year, but they are in a bit of a predicament as we don't know what league or division we will be in next year. All I can do is keep playing well and see what happens in the summer.

"I will just keep playing well for Millwall. I've been very pleased with my form this year. That's all I can do and we'll see what happens in the summer."


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