Reds agree McLaughlin fee

Sean O'Driscoll has been impressed by trialist Stephen McLaughlin - and Nottingham Forest have agreed a fee for him.

Last Updated: 21/12/12 at 18:49 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: Borussia Dortmund would welcome Shinji Kagawa back

Post comment

Sebastian Kehl says Shinji Kagawa would be welcomed back to Borussia Dortmund with open arms.

Transfer news: Douglas revels in transfer to Barcelona

Post comment

Douglas has described his arrival at Barcelona as the pinnacle of his career ahead of their visit to Villarreal on Sunday.

All Articles

Sean O'Driscoll: Pleased to have fee

Sean O'Driscoll: Pleased to have fee

Nottingham Forest manager Sean O'Driscoll has been impressed by trialist Stephen McLaughlin and the Reds have agreed a fee with Derry City for the winger.

Forest look set to sign the 22-year-old following his stint at the City Ground, with O'Driscoll tipping the player to make an immediate impact in the npower Championship.

"He looks to be a talented boy," O'Driscoll told the Irish Independent. "He can play on the right or the left, he is 22 and has great potential.

"I don't think you can wait a couple of years for him to come through. He has impressed in training. The dilemma is whether you throw him in because he has that potential.

"We want to be in a position where we can give him a chance. He has potential, and this club has a history of bringing through good young players. We want to continue that.

"The fee has been arranged, there are just one or two other things we need to sort out."

McLaughlin was James McClean's understudy at Derry City before stepping into his boots when he moved to Sunderland.

The Donegal native was one of the Candystripes' star performers in 2012 and was integral to their FAI Cup final success over St Patrick's last month.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Premier League: Nigel Pearson looking forward to Esteban Cambiasso's Leicester debut

Nigel Pearson is excited to find out what Esteban Cambiasso can add to his Leicester squad over the rest of the season.

Premier League: Mauricio Pochettino looking forward to Spurs' clash with Liverpool

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino expects Spurs to treat Sunday's clash with Liverpool as they have their first few games of the season.

Transfer News: Manchester United agree fee to sign Daley Blind from Ajax

Manchester United have begun talks with Daley Blind after agreeing a fee with Ajax.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property