DFC | Kenny looking forward to working with speedster Connolly

New Dundalk FC winger could make his debut at Dalymount Park on Wednesday night

New Dundalk FC winger Dylan Connolly pictured outside Oriel Park. PICTURE: CIARAN CULLIGAN

Dylan Connolly is in line to make his Dundalk debut when the Lilywhites face Bohemians at Dalymount Park on Wednesday night.

The 21-year-old, who is based in Navan, trained with his new teammates at Oriel Park on Sunday morning after completing his move from Bray Wanderers.

And speaking after Friday night’s 3–0 win over The Seagulls, Kenny said he was looking forward to working with the explosive winger.

“Dylan is a young player who will offer something different. He still has stuff to learn but he has the potential to get better.
“As a defender, you don’t want to be marking him because he’s remarkably quick and that’s a great asset to have.
“In terms of speed, he’s the quickest player I’ve seen in the league in my time which is quite unique,” added Kenny.
“It might not always be an asset when teams come and park the bus at Oriel Park but in more open games he can be a real asset.”

Connolly will also be available for Dundalk’s Champions League Second Qualifying Round tie with Rosenborg.

The first leg takes place at Oriel Park on Wednesday, July 12th and Kenny feels the former Ipswich Town starlet is capable of making a big impression against the Norwegian outfit.

“He has the capacity to do well in Europe. You don’t want to put pressure on someone coming in, especially at 21, but we found him difficult to play against.
“Vinny Perth was slagging Sean Gannon before the game saying, ‘You might have a decent game at the Carlisle Grounds now that Connolly is not playing!’
“I’m sure he wants to come and so well at Dundalk because it’s his ambition to go and play at the highest level.
“That’s not a bad thing because it inspires you to go and work hard every day and have that big picture in mind.
“He comes in to train on Sunday and we’ll take it from there. Obviously, we play Bohs on Wednesday so we’ll see.”
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