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Irish Mirror
Irish Mirror
Mark McCadden

Derry City set to add two exciting attackers to their squad, including Ireland U21 prospect

Derry City are set to add to their squad this week with the on-loan arrivals of Ireland Under-21 international Ollie O’Neill and Ipswich Town winger Matt Ward.

Attacking midfielder O’Neill, whose last gasp winner against Sweden 15 months ago was crucial to Ireland reaching the Euro 2023 play-offs, is heading to Foyleside from Fulham.

He has seven goals and six assists in 12 appearances for the Cottagers’ Under-21 side so far this season and is highly rated by the Premier League side.

Ward, meanwhile, is a right-winger who last November made his first-team debut for Ipswich Town in their FA Cup win against Buxton.

Candystripes boss Ruaidhri Higgins is building a formidable squad ahead of this season’s League of Ireland Premier Division title challenge.

They face four-in-a-row chasing Shamrock Rovers this Friday night in the President’s Cup.

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