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The Candystripes boss has admitted his disappointment with the season but has moved to dismiss speculation that his job is under threat

Derry City manager Declan Devine has moved to dismiss speculation that his future at the club is in doubt after seeing his side fall to eighth position in the Airtricity Premier Division.

The Candystripes suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat against Sligo Rovers on Saturday September 29 and Devine admitted his disappointment.

"It is out of my hands - there is no-one more disappointed in this city than myself," he told BBC Sport. "It's my first first job in management and I have learned an awful lot. I'm very determined and focused to do well for this football club.

He continued: "The speculation does not bother me - I'll keep my head down and I will keep concentrating on what is right.

"We have an opportunity to win a trophy. The players and backroom staff are working hard to achieve that bit of success before the season finishes," concluded Devine.

Meanwhile, Derry City have received a boost with the news that midfielder Barry Molloy has agreed a new two-year deal with the club.

The 28-year-old joined the club in 2005, after spending two seasons at Drogheda United, and has been a regular fixture in the Candystripes team.

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