Caolan Boyd-Munce: St Mirren reject £175,000 offer from Leyton Orient

Caolan Boyd-Munce: St Mirren reject £175,000 offer from Leyton Orient

Caolan Boyd-Munce wanted by Leyton Orient and Wigan

St Mirren are keen on a fee close to £250,000 for Northern Ireland international Caolan Boyd-Munce.

The Saints have rejected a £175,000 bid for the midfielder from League One side Leyton Orient.

League One side Wigan Athletic are also monitoring developments, but St Mirren could also extend Boyd-Munce’s contract at Paisley.

The 24-year-old, who started his career with Glentoran, signed for St Mirren on a short-term deal in March last year but triggered a contract extension through an appearance-based clause in his contract.

Boyd-Munce is now contracted until the summer of 2025, with manager Stephen Robinson viewing the midfielder as a key player in the squad.

The former Birmingham and Middlesbrough player earned his first Northern Ireland cap at St Mirren, where he plays alongside his cousin Conor McMenamin.

He made his senior debut in the friendly against Spain this summer. The Belfast player first provided an assist for Daniel Ballard’s header before Spain fought back to win 5-1.

Ballymena Showgrounds, meanwhile, has been confirmed as the venue for the UEFA U21 Euro 2025 qualifiers against England on September 6 and Ukraine on September 10.

England are top seeds in Group F, with Ukraine, Serbia, Azerbaijan and Luxembourg also in the group. Tommy Wright’s U21s currently sit in fourth place.

In the Sports Direct Premiership, Charlie Lindsay has left Derby to join Glentoran on a permanent basis. The 20-year-old former Rangers player made 10 appearances for the Glens while on loan last season.

Dermy McVeigh has joined the Ballymena United staff as first team coach.