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Striker Flood targets move to English side

The 26-year-old spent last week on trial with Conference club Mansfield Town and they were so impressed that they offered Flood a deal.

But the ex-Shelbourne and St Pats man is keen to explore his options and will take up offers of trials with League Two clubs Barnet and Southend United next week.

"Mansfield went well, I played in a trial game and scored for them so they're keen for me to sign but I will take my time before making a decision," said Flood, who joined Bohs after a spell with Swedish side Orebro.

Flood's strike partner at Bohs last season, Chris Fagan, has been linked with a move to St Patrick's Athletic.

Meanwhile, Sligo Rovers have completed the signing of Mark Quigley from Dundalk.

"Sligo have been pushing on every year and the next step is to try and win the league," he said.

Gypsies agree Zurich lifeline

BOHEMIANS have been given a lifeline and will be able to compete in the League of Ireland next season after the club came to an agreement with Zurich Bank on their €4m debt.

But it's now clearer than ever that the only way for the club to survive long-term is to sell their Dalymount Park home.

Bohs are due to repay a €4m loan to Zurich next year but, with no prospects of being able to meet that debt, there were fears that the bank would seek immediate possession of the Dalymount Park site and effectively close the club down and put them out of football. But the Bohs board have now been able to come to a deal with the bank after Zurich agreed to take a charge on the property, which will see them get paid when the site is sold.

Zurich appeared to accept that it was not in their interest to attempt to seize the property now and force a fire-sale of the seven-acre site. The new deal with Zurich offers Bohs the chance to regroup and at least compete in the league in 2012.

The Gypsies have been linked with John Gill as the managerial replacement for Pat Fenlon, who joined Hibernian, and they are in danger of losing a batch of players, with Christopher Forrester, Ger O'Brien and Chris Fagan already linked with St Pats.


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