McCourt wants SPL switch
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Shamrock Rovers winger Patrick McCourt is keen to move to Scotland.Shamrock Rovers winger Patrick McCourt is keen to move to Scotland but may have to wait until the New Year.
The former Rochdale starlet has attracted the interest of SPL duo Livingston and Motherwell, along with relegated Dundee.
McCourt's agent told skysports.com last week that he expected the 21-year-old to complete a move to Scotland within 10 days.
But Shamrock boss Roddy Collins is aiming to put the skids under any proposed deal by keeping McCourt at the club until January.
"We've got Pat's career back on track so he has agreed to stay until January and help us out because of the situation we're in," said Collins.
McCourt, though, admits he is tempted by a switch to Scotland, having held talks with Livingston chairman Pearse Flynn.
Though Livi have been in discussions with the youngster, McCourt is also considering Motherwell and Dundee and is close to making a decision on his future.
"I've met Pearse Flynn but haven't yet discussed anything with Paul Lambert," said McCourt.
"I need to think about things as I've also heard Motherwell and Dundee might be interested.
"I'll make a decision in the next few days but I'd like to test myself in the SPL."