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Kenny planning talks with out-of-contract Dundalk FC stars

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Kenny planning talks with out-of-contract Dundalk FC stars

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny (Pic: Ciaran Culligan)

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny is planning to hold talks with his in-demand stars David McMillan and Robbie Benson.

McMillan is currently on holidays in the far-east with talks planned for when he returns, while Kenny anticipates further discussions with Benson in the coming days after St. Johnstone manager Tommy Wright – who attended the recent FAI Cup final – accused the Westmeath-native of pricing himself out of a move to the SPL club.

Comments which Kenny feels were unfair.

“Those comments were probably not fair to Robbie,” the Dundalk manager told The Dundalk Democrat.

“Rightly so, if Robbie was going to move to another country and uproot, you’d expect his terms to be improved.”

John Mountney is another yet to sign back at Oriel Park. He, like McMillan, is abroad on a pre-planned break to North-America and Kenny anticipates contract negotiations upon his return.

Patrick McEleney is understood to be in talks with clubs in England, with Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic having shown strong interest. The attacking midfielder has also held talks with Derry City over a move back to his hometown club. Dundalk have already made a contract offer to the 25-year-old.