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St Mirren eye Galway's Anto Flood and Stephen O'Donnell

Stephen O'Donnell
O'Donnell spent two years with Falkirk in the Scottish Premier League

St Mirren are interested in Galway United duo Anto Flood and Stephen O'Donnell, but assistant manager Iain Jenkins says no signing is imminent.

"The wheels are certainly in motion, but there is nothing concrete with any of them and we haven't invited them over as yet," said Jenkins.

"We have had contact regarding these players and if anything comes of it then that will be good."

Striker Flood and midfielder O'Donnell both joined Galway this season.

The 24-year-old O'Donnell had a previous, two-year spell in the Scottish Premier League with Falkirk.

Obviously we have a lot of names that we are thinking of, but there is nothing set up yet

St Mirren assistant manager Iain Jenkins

But he rejected a new contract in 2007 and moved to Bohemians, spending a season there before joining League of Ireland rivals Cork City.

The 25-year-old Flood, who started his career with St Patrick's Athletic and also played for Dundalk and Shelbourne, also joined Galway at the start of the current season.

Jenkins followed Danny Lennon to St Mirren Park from Cowdenbeath, who the pair led to successive promotions.

And Jenkins says that there was bound to be speculation considering the number of phone calls, DVDs and letters from agents being received by St Mirren due to the opening of the transfer window and because they had a new manager.

"Certainly, there have been two players mentioned at that particular club," he said of the Galway pair on the St Mirren website.

"I have been speaking about them on the phone with close friends who are managers in Ireland and Danny knows a great deal about them as well.

"At this present time, nobody has been asked to come for trial and nobody will be asked until Danny comes back from his holiday next week.

"Obviously we have a lot of names that we are thinking of, but there is nothing set up yet.

"We won't be inviting every Tom, Dick and Harry through to pre-season training with us.

"We need to make sure that they are the right kind of players for us, the right kind for the club and, more importantly, that they fit into the way the team are going to play this season."

Three of Lennon's first four signings have come from former club Cowdenbeath - central defender Darren McGregor, forward Paul McQuade and left-back Peter Bradley.

David van Zanten also joined St Mirren after the right-back was released by Hamilton Academical.



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see also
Cowden's Bradley joins St Mirren
28 Jun 10 |  St Mirren
St Mirren sign Cowden's McQuade
21 Jun 10 |  St Mirren
Jenkins follows Lennon to Saints
17 Jun 10 |  St Mirren
Cowden's McGregor joins Buddies
15 Jun 10 |  St Mirren
Van Zanten seals St Mirren return
10 Jun 10 |  St Mirren


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