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Saints eye Flood

ST PATRICK'S Athletic are leading the race to sign striker Anto Flood (right) who is back in Ireland after a spell in England with Southend United.

The Dubliner, who joined Southend from Bohs last January, is a free agent and is being tracked by a number of LOI clubs.

But Pats boss Liam Buckley is close to finalising a deal with Flood, who has already had a spell with the Saints as well as lining out for Dundalk, Athlone Town, Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne and Bohs. Flood (27) made just one apperance for Southend last season.