Sunday 25 February 2018

Powell has no plans to move back home

Neil Ahern

Conor Powell has admitted he will not consider a move back to the League of Ireland after he was released from League One side Colchester United just five months after moving across the water.

The former Bohemians left-back had played just two games since signing for John Ward's side on a free transfer in January.

He originally signed on a six-month contract, but has failed to trigger a clause that would have extended it to 18 months had he played 10 games or more.

"I don't think I had a fair crack of the whip and it was a bit disappointing," said Powell.

"A young lad (Ben Coker) made his debut while I was undergoing a kind of mini pre-season and the manager took a liking to him.

"I didn't get a run of games then, the manager hadn't said a lot to me and I told him I thought I was capable of performing in the first-team, but it was just a difference of opinions at the end of the day."

Despite the setback, the 23-year-old Portmarnock man believes he is capable of making it in England.

"I intend staying here and getting a contract. I have belief in my own ability. Going back to Ireland is not an option right now," he said.

Meanwhile, another Irishman on the look out for a new club is injury-jinxed Willo Flood, who has been released by Middlesbrough.

Irish Independent

Promoted Links

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Promoted Links

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport