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Towell has also been linked with Blackpool - their manager Lee Clark was keen to bring him to former club Birmingham. Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Towell has also been linked with Blackpool - their manager Lee Clark was keen to bring him to former club Birmingham. Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Towell has also been linked with Blackpool - their manager Lee Clark was keen to bring him to former club Birmingham. Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Richie Towell is on the radar of Millwall and Ipswich as he looks to resolve his future after returning from holiday.

The Dundalk midfielder went on trial at Cardiff after the Louth club's league win but that proved to be an unhappy experience and he is considering his next move.

Championship duo Millwall and Ipswich both have a strong Irish contingent and may extend a trial invitation to the 23-year-old. Towell has also been linked with Blackpool - their manager Lee Clark was keen to bring him to former club Birmingham.

Dundalk want to re-sign Towell and are prepared to be patient. Ronan Finn, who is leaving Shamrock Rovers, has been identified as a possible replacement. But he is also contemplating opportunities across the water.

Stephen Kenny has kept the majority of his league winning squad together, with striker Pat Hoban the main loss.

The Galwegian has suffered a miserable start to life at Oxford after damaging ankle ligaments in training. He could be out until February.

"We all feel for Patrick," said manager Michael Appleton. "He just went up for a header and came down on his ankle. There was nobody near him."

Meanwhile, Shamrock Rovers could be without five players for the opening game of the 2015 season after the FAI revealed the list of 32 suspensions that will be carried over into the new season.

Barry Murphy, Ryan Brennan and new signings Keith Fahey and Gavin Brennan will miss out, while Stephen McPhail - who is yet to sign up for 2015 - is also unavailable for the kick-off.

St Pat's Killian Brennan hit out at the FAI's disciplinary system after being punished for just four bookings in 2014.

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"So I played around 40 games league and cup and pick up a yellow in the cup final and I'm now suspended 1st league game" tweeted the midfielder, who added #loishambles to his message.


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