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Rumour Mill-Clarets Go Sammon Fishing?

Speculation in the Scottish Sunday papers today suggest Burnley could be interested in 24 year old Kilmarnock striker, Conor Sammon.

The Dublin-born Republic of Ireland Under 21 international has been scoring at the rate of about 1 goal in 4 games for the SPL side and has recently been linked with a 600,000 move to Championship rivals, Scunthorpe.

He rejected a move to Glanford Park last week denying this was because he hoped instead to move to Celtic.

"I do hear rumours but thats part and parcel of the transfer window with names being thrown about, said Sammon

"Ive no other offer and never had another one. When I went to Scunthorpe it was the only option I had but I didnt feel the move was right.

"I've got 18 months left on my deal and I'm happy to stay at Kilmarnock until the summer at least as I've never tried to get a move away"

It remains to be seen if the Clarets have indeed made an approach although the Scottish Sunday Mail suggest Burnley are considering making a 600,000 bid for the striker. Let's hope the media simply haven't got their wires crossed in view of the fact that Burnley and Scunthorpe both played each other on Saturday at Glanford Park which seems rather a co-incidence.

Sammon started his career with League of Ireland side, UCD in 2005 before joining LoI rivals, Derry City in December 2007.

Following a short trial at the club,Sammon signed for Kilmarnock in July 2008 for an undisclosed fee .

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 23 2011

Time: 10:46PM

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Sounds a bit fishy this rumour! Sorry, I'll get my coat!
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23/01/2011 22:49:00

ONE GOAL IN FOUR GAMES..... he can join our other elite strikers at that rate ! me thinks not !
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24/01/2011 10:35:00

Turf Moor is not the plaice for Salmon, I think this is a red herring.......coat for vin too
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24/01/2011 15:42:00

He might be well PLAICED to move though. Well he COD be?
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24/01/2011 15:47:00

You had a DAB at my PLAICE which is BRILL tmp, I know you have the odd FLOUNDER, we may need to look at the MULLET to see if it is RED or WHITING....some posts have no SOLE....I cant wait for the rumour we are signing JOHN DORY......my coat please
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24/01/2011 16:34:00

Probably a Coat of Many COLEYS!! :-)Anyway I have HADDOCK 'nuff of this now!!
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24/01/2011 16:38:00

He sounds a bit of a damp squid to me...
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24/01/2011 19:13:00

Laughed like a Whale, how I love the intelligent threads for us mear football prawns.
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24/01/2011 19:36:00


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