Date: 16th July 2009 at 5:35pm
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18 year old McCarthy is a midfielder( where else?) and a Scots born Republic of Ireland international Under 21 international.

However the deal is by no means certain to occur, with Premier League new boys Wolves also having agreed a fee.

McCarthy has made just short of a hundred appearences for Hamilton, scoring 13 goals and is seen as a rising star of Irish football.