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Horgan to take over as Drogs boss

DROGHEDA United have confirmed the appointment of Robbie Horgan as manager as the former keeper succeeds Mick Cooke.

Dubliner Cooke left at the end of last season despite his success in leading United to three cup finals, Cooke exiting after a falling-out with the board, and the club have now acted swiftly by giving the post to Horgan (left), who had been Cooke's assistant.

"I am delighted that the members of the selection panel were so enthusiastic about my vision for the club and have put their faith in me," Horgan said today. "I have had a massive affinity with the club since first playing here as a keeper in the late '80s and in recent years I hoped that I would be given the opportunity to further my managerial career at Drogheda United. I am 100% committed to bringing the club forward to challenge at the highest level."


Forrester at Bristol City

LEAGUE ONE side Bristol City have renewed their interest in St Patrick's Athletic star Chris Forrester after they invited him over for a two-week trial,

The Robins made an inquiry about Ireland U21 cap Forrester last summer but stopped short of making a formal bid, but manager Sean O'Driscoll has been keeping tabs on Forrester and will consider a bid if the Dubliner impresses on trial.

There is already a strong Irish presence at City as manager O'Driscoll is a former Republic of Ireland international, while Irish boys Greg Cunningham, Brendan Moloney and Derrick Williams are in the first team squad, and former Derry City man Stephen McLaughlin is on loan from Nottingham Forest.