Mark Farren and Davy McDaid agree new Derry City contracts

Mark Farren
Mark Farren returned to Derry City action last season after recovering from a brain tumour following surgery

Derry City strikers Mark Farren and Davy McDaid have both signed new contracts at the club.

Farren, who underwent successful surgery after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010, had been linked with a possible move away from Derry.

Negotiations are continuing over Daniel Lafferty's proposed move to Championship side Burnley.

Derry have signed ex-Dundalk defender Simon Madden while Rory Patterson's move has also been completed.

Northern Ireland international Patterson was in the middle of a season-long loan at Linfield from Plymouth but has now agreed a two-year deal with the Candystripes.

Derry defender Lafferty has been linked with a £200,000 move to Burnley after going on trial with the club.

Northern Ireland Under-21 international Lafferty had spells with Celtic and Ayr United before returning to his home town club in 2010.

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