DFC | Impressive Duffy targets more goals

Ex-Celtic winger now has three in 10 games for Dundalk FC

Dundalk FC winger Michael Duffy takes on Bohemians’ Fuad Sule. PICTURE: CIARAN CULLIGAN

Michael Duffy played a starring role in Dundalk’s win over Bohemians on Friday night and Lilywhites manager Stephen Kenny believes there is, even more, to come from the 22-year-old.

Duffy played a part in creating David McMillan’s ninth minute opener before sealing the win himself with a crisp drive in the 66th minute.

The former Celtic winger now has three goals in 10 games for the champions and Kenny feels he is capable of hitting double figures.

“Michael was the shining light tonight,” said the Dundalk boss. “He was probably the best player on the park and got a great goal. He caused a lot of trouble all night.
“It was a great finish for the goal. Shane Supple pulled off a couple of very good saves from him as well in the game. He could have had more than one.
“Three goals in 10 games from a winger coming to a new club is not a bad start. He looks like he has goals in him and he’s had a few man of the match displays.
“He’s very off the cuff. It’s very difficult for a defender to predict what he’s going to to do because he pops up in very unorthodox areas. He’s a good talent.”

With Jamie McGrath operating on the left, Duffy was asked to play on the right-wing against Bohs and he told Dundalk Sport he feels equally at home on either flank.

“I don’t mind either wing as I’m used to playing on both. I got a lot of the ball so I enjoyed it tonight,” said Duffy.
“I should have scored in the first half when Patrick McEleney played me in but it was a good save by the keeper.
“I had a header aswell and a couple of other half chances so I was happy to get the goal in the second half to settle it for us.
“We didn’t want to be going into the last 10 minutes just 1–0 up as it would have made everything nervy so it was important to get that goal.
“I wanted to come here and score goals. I don’t think i’ve scored enough so far so I’m happy with tonight,” he added.

Dundalk remain in second place, nine points behind Cork City, but Duffy said that the sole focus now is just on winning matches and not concern themselves about what’s happening elsewhere.

“We just have to ignore the table now,” he said. “There’s no point looking at it. It’s still early days. We just need to win every week and see what happens.
“It was very important to get the win tonight,” he continued. “We’re happy. It was a big game for us and three points are what we needed.”
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