No deal for Carlisle Utd's McGovern after Rotherham talks
Last updated at 12:40, Tuesday, 19 June 2012
JP McGovern's future is unclear today after Rotherham decided against signing the Carlisle United man – and swooped for a different right-winger.
The League Two club have landed ex-Shrewsbury wide man Lionel Ainsworth after showing strong interest in Blues man McGovern.
The 31-year-old was given permission by United to talk to Millers manager Steve Evans.
But Rotherham's signing of Ainsworth yesterday appears to end their interest in right-sided McGovern.
The Blues player is understood to have interest from other clubs, including some in his native Scotland.
And the ex-Swindon man is likely to be free to explore those options in the knowledge that United remain willing to allow him to leave Brunton Park.
But if he does not find another club then McGovern – who has a year left on his United contract – would be expected to report for pre-season training with his Blues team-mates on July 5.
Midfielder Tom Taiwo, meanwhile, is reportedly attracting interest from Carlisle's League One rivals Oldham.
The Latics are said to be showing interest in the midfielder, who rejected a new deal at United after saying he wanted to find a club closer to his Leeds home.
First published at 11:27, Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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