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Paddy Bradley could be added to McBride’s Derry ticket

FORMER Derry star Paddy Bradley could be part of Johnny McBride’s managerial ticket should the former Oakleaf player go forward as a candidate for the vacant Derry managerial position.

McBride has been nominated for the position, as he was in 2017, and the addition of Bradley would give his potential management team reach punch.

The Derry County Board will meet clubs next week to discuss the appointment of Damian McErlain’s successor, and it is understood that the interview process could yet be a while away as various issues between clubs and the county board are still to be ironed out.

Bradley is currently the Newbridge manager and took them to the Derry Intermediate title in his first season before they lost out to eventual All-Ireland champions Moy in the Ulster series. They now sit second in Division 1B having lost just once in seven games.

McBride, meanwhile, has managed his own club The Loup, Tyrone outfit Galbally while he was also involved with Malachy O’Rourke when he was in charge of Fermanagh,

Paul McIver has ruled him self out of contention while Mickey Donnelly who has been linked to the role.

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