Fenn working on transfer targets

Article by Kieran Burke - @KieranBTS.

Longford Town manager, Neale Fenn has declared himself and his backroom staff have already started the process of identifying potential extra bodies that could become part of the Longford Town FC squad post the mid-season break. 

With just two games remaining before a pause in League of Ireland action, Longford Town currently find themselves inside the First Division play-off positions and just a couple of wins off the pace set by long-term leaders, UCD. 

However, speaking on Series 2-Episode 14 of Between the Stripes LOI podcast last night, Fenn revealed he is indeed in the market for new players this summer. 

"Obviously we have to do our due diligence but we've had a little look at who's not getting in or maybe who might be released but yes we are hopeful of getting in a few and hopefully strengthening in areas we feel we need to strengthen." 

Despite Town's excellent form of late, many Longford fans feel a proven goal-scorer has failed to materialise in Fenn's squad this season even with pre-season arrival Chris Mulhall sitting joint third in the First Division scoring charts. However, the success of former Longford legend Davy O'Sullivan since his departure to Shelbourne has further highlighted the Midlanders void of a clinical finisher and former Shamrock Rovers winger Fenn made reference to the lack of goals from his front men in the same interview. That is likely to fuel speculation that the rookie manager may be looking to compliment Chris Mulhall and talented youngsters Dean Byrne and Jackson Ryan during the upcoming July window. 

Finally, in other transfer news out of the City Calling Stadium, Cobh Ramblers boss Stephen Henderson categorically refuted any interest in Longford 'keeper Jack Brady, who had been linked with a move south by some rather unreliable social media outlets.    

Both Fenn and Henderson were speaking on a Between the Stripes LOI podcast Managers Special, which you can listen to using the Audioboom player below or alternatively, you can listen, subscribe to and rate the show via Itunes.