Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley has confirmed that midfielder Danny Mandroiu is on his way out of the club as he prepares for a move to English League One side Lincoln City.

Lincoln, who had attempted to sign Bradley as their manager at the start of the summer, continue to look towards Tallaght, with Mandriou having already undergone a medical there.

The midfielder is currently out of action with an ankle knock and was not in the running to feature in Rovers Champions League qualifier against Hibernians of Malta on Tuesday night.

Bradley believes that Mandriou has now played his last game for the Hoops.

"Danny will leave soon enough," said the Rovers boss.

"He did his medical and everything. They're just discussing the other stuff now. He would have been out for a few weeks for us if he had been staying."

Lincoln are poised to sign Mandriou for a modest fee, with the player out of contract at the end of the season.

"Danny has been brilliant for us and I don’t want to see him go but he’s up at the end of the year," Bradley said.

"Sometimes it's just unfortunate that sometimes contracts do run down. Both parties have tried over the last while to get him to stay.

"We’ve been really good and the club has been good at transfers over the last five years, protecting ourselves with long contracts and understanding where we are in the food chain in terms of selling players."

Aside from Mandriou, Rovers will be without Jack Byrne, Neil Farrugia and Graham Burke for their European clash with the Maltese champions at Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday.

Burns is on his way to England

Elsewhere, Darragh Burns has joined English League One side MK Dons from St Patrick's Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

Burns, now 19, joined the Pat's Academy in 2018 as a 15-year-old. He signed his first professional contract at the start of the 2020 season, making his league debut off the bench against Derry City in August 2020.

"I'm over the moon. As a kid when I was in the St Pat's Academy I always said I wanted to try to get to England," said Burns.

"I think MK Dons is the right fit for me, they play great football and I'm so excited to get going. St Pat's have been very good to me and I've really enjoyed my years at the club.

"I'll really miss the club and it was great to able to say goodbye to the fans and players and staff on Friday.

"It's time for a new challenge now and I can't wait to get going."

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