Derry City have Glackin bid turned down

Dungannon Swifts' Jamie Glackin is a transfer target for Derry City. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Dungannon Swifts' Jamie Glackin is a transfer target for Derry City. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye

Derry City have had a bid turned down by Dungannon Swifts for winger Jamie Glackin.

Peter Hutton has until later this month before the League of Ireland transfer window shuts and because of that Swifts boss Darren Murphy does concede that an improved bid is likely to comeback from the Candystripes.

Murphy also stated that if Derry do match their evaluation then they won’t stand in the 19-year-old’s way.

“Lets be honest we are a football club who aren’t going to stand in the way for any young boy,” admitted Murphy.

“We never have been, we let Dermot McCaffrey go to Derry two years ago in the January transfer window, so it’s not something we do in terms of blocking a player, but like all football clubs, you have to do what is right for your club and that’s what I’ll be doing.

“We haven’t asked for a big amount, I think what we have asked for isn’t unrealistic in terms of Irish League football, I have only asked for what I think he’s worth.

“I have only asked for what we have put in over the last two and half years and I think he’s worth that.”