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Wigan line up bid for Cork's Lenihan

CHAMPIONSHIP side Wigan Athletic have joined the chase for highly-rated Cork City defender Brian Lenihan.

But Ireland international James McClean could be on his way out of the club as boss Uwe Rosler is reportedly prepared to listen to offers for the former Derry City man before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

A batch of cross-channel clubs are tracking right back Lenihan and City manager John Caulfield admitted last week that the club will struggle to hold on to the U21 cap until the end of the season. Swansea City and Cardiff City are considering bids for the 20-year-old while QPR and Hull City have also made inquiries, but Wigan are also in contention to sign Lenihan, who has missed Cork's last two games due to concussion he suffered in a 2-0 defeat to Bohemians last month.

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The Latics played out a 2-2 draw at home to Reading on the opening day of the Championship season but James McClean did not feature in the squad for Wigan and reports locally suggest that boss Rosler is willing to let the winger leave. McClean cost Wigan £2million when he moved from Sunderland in 2013 but was in and out of the side last term and has struggled in pre-season.

Meanwhile, Sean St Ledger's potential move to Huddersfield Town has been thrown into doubt by the sacking of manager Mark Robins. St Ledger had been on trial with Huddersfield and Robins was considering a contract offer but St Ledger is now in limbo after the boss was sacked following a 4-0 loss to Bournemouth on the first day of the season.


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