Institute: Crues eye up O’Flynn signing

Stephen O'Flynn continues to be linked with a move away from Drumahoe.
Stephen O'Flynn continues to be linked with a move away from Drumahoe.

Striker Stephen O’Flynn insists he unconcerned by transfer talk and is only concentrating on playing well for Institute.

The much sought front man, who has been linked with moves to Linfield and Glentoran in recent weeks, has admitted that he has talked with the Blues, but his main priority at the minute is to continue to do well for the Waterside men.

However over the weekend another Belfast side Crusaders look to have moved into pole position.

It’s believed Crues gaffer Stephen Baxter contacted Stute boss Paul Kee and then held talks with the striker on Monday and it’s believed he has agreed a 18 month deal with the Seaview men.

O’Flynn, who netted his tenth league goal of the season in last Friday night’s 1-1 draw at Glenavon, was watched by Linfield boss Warren 
Feeney at Mourneview Park.

“He’s probably been put off now and he probably doesn’t want to sign me now after that performance,” said the Cork native.

“As far as I’m aware of at the minute there has been lots of speculation and, yes, I have spoken to Linfield and Glentoran, but nothing is finalised at the moment, so I’m just concentrating on getting Stute wins under their belt and points on the board.

“The more goals I can get the better it is for me and better for Institute and the only job I’m focusing on now is doing well for Institute.”

The ex-Derry City man, who has missed the last few weeks with a muscle problem, is now looking ahead to this Saturday’s game at champions Cliftonville and is also delighted to be back amongst the goals.

“It was just one of those ones where I fancied it and thankfully enough it went in, but fitness wise I need to kind of up it again, I was a bit rusty on Friday night,” he said.

“I have missed the last few weeks with a injury, so it just goes to show you in this league that if you miss two or three weeks then you are playing catch up. “I just need to get back and get a good week under my belt.”