“For about a year there was talk that there were clubs after me but nobody had made a concrete offer. I think a few clubs had put money down but it wasn’t enough for Derry.
"So I was ready to leave but Jim [McLaughlin] was reluctant to send me to England because he thought that European football would’ve suited me better. At that time, English football was big and physical.
“From what I’m...
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'I was 21 and doctors are saying you’re going to end up in a wheelchair if you continue to play'