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No Palace move for ex-Ireland man Paddy

CRYSTAL Palace have distanced themselves from a move for former Ireland keeper Paddy Kenny.

The veteran is a free agent after he severed his ties with Leeds United last week and once Neil Warnock was confirmed as the new Palace boss, Kenny was immediately linked with a move to Selhurst Park.

Warnock worked with Kenny in spells at Bury, Sheffield United, QPR and Leeds, but Palace owner Steve Parish says the Eagles are not after the 36-year-old.

"I think Paddy might find it difficult getting into the club as we have two great keepers," said Parish. "I don't think that's a position we're particularly concerned about."

Norwich City boss Neil Adams is thrilled with the progress of Donegal lad Kyle Callan-McFadden after an impressive first-team debut in midweek.

"We said when we won the FA Youth Cup that there needs to be a pathway for these players. Everyone has seen that there's definitely a pathway there now," says Adams, who gave defender Callan-McFadden a start in the League Cup win over Crawley.

"You've got Kyle McFadden, who I thought was excellent alongside Carlos Cuellar."

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett is unsure if he will be able to complete a loan deal for Chelsea's Irish prospect Patrick Bamford.

The striker has been playing at U21 level for England but is also considering a switch back to Ireland, where he was capped at U18 level and Jackett hopes that Wolves can lure him on loan.

"We've enquired about him in the past but I don't know what's happening with him and where he's going," says Jackett. "I don't know what his options are and where he stands in Chelsea's pecking order."

Former Bohemians man Gary Deegan, 26, has secured his short-term future by agreeing a three-month deal with League Two side Southend United.

Deegan, 26, had been on trial with a number of clubs since leaving Northampton Town in May and now Southend boss Phil Brown has signed him up.


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