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Irish Report Links Derby Striker
Wednesday, 2nd Jul 2014 16:30

A report in the Irish media is linking the Blues with a move for Derby County striker Conor Sammon, who was previously mentioned in connection with Town in January.

The Irish Daily Star claims the 27-year-old is amongst Mick McCarthy’s targets, although admits that the frontman’s wages, claimed to be around €20,000 (around £16,000) a week, well above the levels Town are currently paying, would be something of a stumbling block.

Sammon, who earlier in the summer was linked with a reunion with former Derby boss Nigel Clough at Sheffield United, is contracted to the Rams for another two years and would presumably also cost a fee, something Town are unlikely to pay this summer unless there is a significant sale.

The Dubliner played youth football with local side Cherry Orchard, then moved on to UCD, Derry City, Kilmarnock and then Wigan before joining Derby for £1.2 million in the summer of 2012.

Since then Sammon, who has won nine full Ireland caps, has made 49 starts and 40 sub appearances for the Rams, scoring 13 goals.

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Michael11 added 16:33 - Jul 2
God I hope not. He's no better than Frank Nouble!!

LiamCP123 added 16:35 - Jul 2
Wouldn't want him for free..

CanadianBlue added 16:37 - Jul 2
Think he's a like-for-like with Nouble. I think we're set for strikers; there's other priorities like a GK and perhaps another attacking CM.

Lightningboy added 16:39 - Jul 2
Dear God no..not even if he was to pay us £20k a week..awful player.

TractorCam added 16:42 - Jul 2
Why are we linked with him again? He is an utter donkey

TennesseeBlue added 16:47 - Jul 2
sounds fishy to me

bohslegend added 16:49 - Jul 2
No thanks.

Jimmy86 added 16:51 - Jul 2
I cant begin to fathom why Connor Sammon is on a reported 20k a week!!! That is madness, not exactly a top striker!! More panel beater than world beater. IF we sell cresswell id use the money to pay for a striker and a couple of more creative, attack minded midfielders

Ipswich121 added 17:00 - Jul 2
IF we were to get another striker, I would prefer someone in the DJ Campbell mold, this guys supposed to be quite similar to nouble, I'd rather stick with frees than have this guy.

jas1972 added 17:14 - Jul 2
Isn't this report exactly the reason why you should never bother reading items that begin "It is reported that ITFC are interested in ...."

bohslegend added 17:19 - Jul 2
I believe we'll see huge progress from young Frank Nouble this season. I really hope he does well and proves the doubters wrong. But we don't need two of him.
I'd go along with the idea of bringing DJ Campbell back if that was an option.

Wickets added 17:22 - Jul 2
He's not anywhere near as poor as some are saying, although not the greatest he is a decent hardworking Championship player. But that said i would be very surprised if this was to happen, against our policy of trying to bring in the best of the out of contract players.

Jimmy86 added 17:30 - Jul 2
Bohslegend, here's hoping we see a marked improvement from nouble this season, he was def better as an impact sub coming on last season. This season is huge for nouble though as this is his 2nd full season with the club and then all the excuses about him moving around a lot and never being settled in one place wont wash. Fingers crossed as he has the right attitude and work rate to match

Premierbluez added 17:49 - Jul 2
I haven't rated him either for Wigan or Derby so a definate no.

PJewellisaGod added 17:55 - Jul 2
11 goals in over 115 appearances for Wigan and Derby.
0 goals in his 9 caps for Ireland.
Certainly not an out and out goalscorer. 6ft 2 (might be good for the long ball). Only seen him play twice and been seriously unimpressed.
ireland must see something in him though: his caps for them have all beem recent.

Eireannach_gorm added 17:56 - Jul 2
No thank you.

jas0999 added 18:48 - Jul 2
How much is he being paid?! Really?! Not worth that IMO

billlm added 19:16 - Jul 2
hope not we have better strikers at the club now, there was me thinking we were trying to go forward

kerryblue added 10:13 - Jul 3
Lets hope this is just paper talk

Devereuxxx added 14:38 - Jul 3
Would rather stick bees into my eyes than watch this lumbering oaf put on Ipswich shirt.

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