Wednesday 21 February 2018

Sean St Ledger's future could finally be resolved soon

Sean St Ledger may be off to Orlando in the States
Sean St Ledger may be off to Orlando in the States
Ger Keville

Ger Keville

Sean St Ledger's future could finally be resolved soon after MLS side Orlando City confirmed the former Ireland international is their main target.

St Ledger has been without a club since the end of the 2013/14 season when he was let go by Leicester City. He spend a month on loan with Mick McCarthy's Ipswich last November but things did not work out there either, leading to him having to look elsewhere to find a club.

When he failed to win a contract at DC United a couple of weeks ago, things looked extremely ominous for the centre half but now it looks like he will be thrown a lifeline by another club in the States.

City general manager Paul McDonough confirmed the club's interest in St Ledger. “Sean is very much first choice at the moment,” said McDonough.

“He has the experience and the kind of ability we’re looking for in the middle of the back four.

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“But we will also be bringing over another English player from the Championship on Monday or Tuesday and giving him a full trial as well. He can play at both center back or on the right, so it’s perfectly possible we could sign both of them.”

The new MLS season kicks off on Match 8 and McDonough says he still has plenty of time to decide if indeed St Ledger is the player that will fit into the Orlando system.

“We still have plenty of time to decide. But the most important thing right now is to get the defensive balance right and give head coach Adrian Heath the squad he needs.

“We still have Gustavo and youngsters Tommy Redding and Conor Donovan who can play at center back, while Amobi Okugo could also drop back from midfield at a push, so we’re not short on options. Finding some extra experience would be valuable, though.”

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