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Nolan back at Scunthorpe

FORMER Ireland international Eddie Nolan is back in football with a new contract at League One side Scunthorpe United after a seven-month absence.

The defender had been unable to find a new club after he was let go by Scunthorpe at the end of last season but Nolan, who has three senior caps, has now re-signed with The Iron and was an unused sub for Saturday's league win over Crawley Town.

Meanwhile, Willo Flood's form with Dundee United has been hailed by his team-mates. Dubliner Flood scored in United's SPL win over Hearts on Saturday and team-mate Gary Mackay-Steven praised the former Celtic man's efforts.

"Willo has been outstanding for us in the past two games," he said.

"His goal was quality and his overall performance was of the highest order. Willo is big player for the club.

"He's the one who really gets everyone up for training every day and urges them on."

Elsewhere, former Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians man Stephen O'Donnell says he's honoured to have been made captain for the new season by Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny.

He said: "It's a great honour and privilege. Dundalk is a massive club with a great history and tradition.

"Hopefully I can perform on the pitch in the manner that a captain should and lead the team on to great things this season."