Aiden McGeady looks to have played his last game for Spartak Moscow and may head to the Premier League in the January transfer window after a training ground bust-up with his Russian manager Valery Karpin.
The Spartak Moscow boss confirmed, “Yes, McGeady was suspended from training with the first team for not complying with my instructions in training and matches. The rest is our internal affair.” . . .
FORMER Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni says he is weighing up club jobs in America and Japan as he seeks a return to work. “I have a lot of offers, from America and Japan, but I can’t make a mistake in my decision,” the 74-year-old said . . .
THE FAI have denied any match-fixing involving the Ireland team and say there is no evidence to support any suggestion that Airtricity League games were fixed. They issued a statement after reports in the Daily Telegraph newspaper that four men are to face trial in England on match-fixing charges . . .
MIDFIELDER Paul Crowley has returned to Drogheda United for a third spell with the Louth club. Goalkeeper Michael Schlingermann and central defender Alan McNally have both re-signed for Drogheda . . .
JASON before the start of the 2014 Airtricity League season. Bohs have also signed Paddy Kavanagh for next season . . .
IRELAND boss Martin O’Neill is to investigate the international eligibility of West Ham midfielder Mark Noble and Liverpool youngster John Flanagan in the coming weeks . . .
IRELAND is down to a lowly 67th in the latest FIFA world rankings after failing to make next summer’s World Cup finals . . .
FORMER Ireland striker Owen Coyle has left his job as Wigan boss by mutual consent after just six months in charge . . .
CORK-born midfielder Joe Gamble could move to Brunei and sign for DPMM after his release by Limerick.
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