Rovers rebuffed in Irish bid

18 September 2009 11:49
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} understands Blackburn have had an offer for Irish youngster Darren McCauley rejected by Derry City.[LNB] McCauley has been attracting the interest of a host of clubs after catching the eye at Derry City.[LNB]The 17-year-old midfielder is regarded as one of the best prospects to emerge in Irish football in recent years and he has already represented Republic of Ireland at youth levels.[LNB]Blackburn have been tracking McCauley's progress for some time and they have had the player on trial at Ewood Park twice in the last few months.[LNB]McCauley is understood to have impressed at Ewood Park and Rovers made an offer for the teenager which was snubbed by Derry.[LNB]Scottish giants Celtic and Ipswich are also thought to have expressed an interest in McCauley with Roy Keane's side inviting the player over for a trial at Portman Road.[LNB]

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