Northern Ireland shot-stopper: Should Blues make a move?

Northern Ireland's Michael McGovern and Gareth McAuley after the Euro 2016 Group F Qualifier at Windsor park in Belfast. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

It’s been arguably one of the stories of the Euro’s so far and it shows no sign of ending anytime in the near future.

After guaranteeing their qualification through to the next round, Northern Ireland will face Wales as they attempt to continue to defy the odds over in France. But it’s their goalkeeper Michael McGovern who has become the most unlikely of heroes after his astronomically strong performances in the Northern Ireland goal.


He’s been named in numerous best eleven’s so far and rightly so, his performance against Germany was utterly fantastic and really did keep the score down in a game Michael O’Neill’s side couldn’t afford to lose badly. And as a result of his strong showings, he’s been linked with a move to England, prompting the question- should Blues make a move?

What makes this story all the more special is that McGovern plays for Scottish Premier League outfit Hamilton and they will be desperate to keep hold of him amid international interest.

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What is expected however far Northern Ireland get is that McGovern will make a transfer to a better side than Hamilton, especially considering that his contract expires at the end of June and he could be available for a small sum if he turns down a new contract at the New Douglas Park.

I’m not saying that a player like McGovern should replace either Tomasz Kuszczak or Adam Legzdins. Both have done well during their respective tenures at St Andrews but after seeing a lot of McGovern this summer, I do wonder if we could move for the 31-year-old whether he’d be worse than the current goalkeepers on the roster.

What do you think, would taking a look at McGovern be a bad thing or are you happy with the goalkeepers currently in the squad?

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Images: fermanaghherald, SkySports


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