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Derry City's Stephen McLaughlin completes move to Nottingham Forest, while Sean Maguire joins West Ham from Waterford

Updated: Thursday, 03 Jan 2013 19:13 | Comments

Stephen McLaughlin has moved to English Championship side Nottingham Forest
Stephen McLaughlin has moved to English Championship side Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Derry City winger Stephen McLaughlin for an undisclosed fee.

McLaughlin caught the eye of Reds scouts with a string of good performances in the Airtricity League and the 22-year-old impressed even further last month during a trial at the City Ground.

Meanwhile, West Ham United have secured the signing of Sean Maguire from Waterford United.

The 18-year-old shone last season with Waterford, scoring 13 goals and has signed a two and-a-half year deal with the Hammers.

Maguire said: "In summer 2011 the Waterford manager brought me in for a couple of training sessions and gave me a chance in the first team and I took it.

"Here I am now at West Ham and it's a dream come true really.

"People tend to say my best trait is my movement so hopefully I can show that here. I haven't been told yet which squad I will be in but I presume I'll be going into the reserves so I'll try to work my way up like I did at Waterford."


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