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Karl cool on talk of move to England

SHAMROCK ROVERS star Karl Sheppard insists that he's in no hurry to leave the Hoops despite some impressive form from the ex-Everton man.

Sheppard's goals this season with the Hoops have already earned him international recognition, with his U21 debut earlier this month, and he could also find himself in demand with cross-channel clubs, but the Dubliner says that he's not desperate to get back to the English club scene.

"I wouldn't just jump at the first opportunity to get away, the move would have to be right," says Sheppard ahead of tomorrow's Europa League tie in Russia against Rubin Kazan.

"I have been away before so I know what it's like and I'm in no rush to get back there.

"If I do well in the next two games in Europe, who knows what could happen? You saw that with Enda Stevens, he did well in the European games and he's got himself a contract with Aston Villa, so clubs do come and watch the European matches.

"So something could happen for me, as I am out of contract once these games are over. But I'm not in a big hurry, I am happy at Rovers and I'd be happy to stay. I am ambitious and I wouldn't just take the first thing I was offered. I'd only go to the Championship or maybe a high-placed team in League One. I am enjoying my football at Rovers and I'd like that to continue."