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Paddy McCourt will not be signing for Dundalk

Paddy McCourt has confirmed that he will not be signing for League champions Dundalk FC.

Former Northern Ireland International McCourt had been training with Stephen Kenny’s team over the last two weeks and even went on a training camp to Spain with the squad.

In an interview with the Irish Daily Star McCourt said, “I met Stephen a couple weeks ago. We are friends and live beside each other, and he asked me what we were doing.

“We were in his house having a coffee and it just came up, ‘if you want to come in and train, keep ticking over, you’re more than welcome. That’s how it came about. I know the papers then, they thought I was going to sign there. But I think in my preferred position they are well covered. In fairness to Stephen, he made that clear pretty quickly.”

But McCourt wants to sign for a club in the league and could come up against Dundalk this season.

He added: “I’m hoping to find a club and get back playing full-time in the League of Ireland, or as close to full-time as I can.

“One hundred per cent, if the right offer was to come in, I would definitely be keen to have a chat with whoever was interested.”

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