With clubs hit­ting back

Irish Examiner - Sport - - SOCCER -

Sun­der­land were last night look­ing to ex­pand their Ir­ish pres­ence last night by re­cruit­ing de­fender Marc Wil­son on a sea­son­long loan deal from Bournemouth.

The Antrim man badly needs first-team foot­ball to re­gain his place in the Ire­land squad and is hop­ing a drop to the Cham­pi­onship re­launches his ca­reer in the same fash­ion as his new team­mate and com­pa­triot Ai­den Mcgeady.

Else­where on dead­line day, Sh­effield United’s pur­suit of John Egan ended un­suc­cess­fully as their €2.5m bid was re­jected by Brent­ford. The Cork na­tive hasn’t fig­ured in the last three Cham­pi­onship games for the Bees, prompt­ing the new­lypro­moted Blades to try prise him from Grif­fin Park.

Pre­ston North End striker Eoin Doyle fol­lowed Jack Byrne’s lead by mov­ing to Oldham Ath­letic for a loan spell un­til Jan­uary. Also mak­ing a tem­po­rary switch from the Cham­pi­onship was Lim­er­ick na­tive Damien Mccrory, who left Bur­ton for Portsmouth.

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