Scots try to steal George away

DUNFERMLINE boss Stephen Kenny will today try to steal George O'Callaghan away from Ipswich Town.Cork City are prepared to listen to improved offers for the versatile attacking midfielder after knocking back a £50,000 plus 'add-ons' offer from the Blues with the SPL side ready to go to £70,000-plus.

By Derek Davis

DUNFERMLINE boss Stephen Kenny will today try to steal George O'Callaghan away from Ipswich Town.

Cork City are prepared to listen to improved offers for the versatile attacking midfielder after knocking back a £50,000 plus 'add-ons' offer from the Blues with the SPL side ready to go to £70,000-plus.

Town are still favourites to land the talented O'Callaghan as he has made it clear that Ipswich is his first choice

Cork City initially wanted £50,000 up front plus another £50,000 at the end of O'Callag-han's contract, which expires in November, but the Blues were not prepared to go that high.

Blues boss Jim Magilton confirmed he was keen to sign the 27-year-old who was Cork's player of the year when the Rebels won the Irish title and played in the Champions' League.

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Magilton said: “We want George but will not budge on the price.”

The Blues boss also confirmed he was close to signing another player who he has been tracking for some time.

Town will entertain Swansea City in the fourth round of the FA Cup if they dispose of Chester City in the replay next Tuesday.

The Swans knocked out Sheffield United in the third round and will probably be disappointed at being drawn away after their 3-0 win at Bramall Lane.

The two sides have never met in the FA Cup before but Town knocked them out of the League Cup, back in 1961 in the second round and have beaten the Welsh side in six of the ten games at Port-man Road.

Magilton warned that Ipswich still have to beat Chester before thinking about Kenny Jackett's side.

He said: “Swansea is a long way off at the moment. Although getting a home draw is welcome, Chester is our first concern. They gave us plenty of problems on Saturday and we're just happy to still be in the competition.”

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