Dundalk FC striker David McMillan. PICTURE: MICHAEL P RYAN

DFC | McMillan yet to decide on his future as speculation links him with a move away

Lilywhites striker on the radar of Scottish side St Johnstone

David McMillan says he has yet to make a decision on his future as speculation links him with a move away from Oriel Park.

The 28-year-old hitman, who attracted interest from Norwegian champions Rosenborg last winter, is on the radar of Scottish Premier League side St Johnstone.

Representatives from the Perth club, who are managed by former Northern Ireland goalkeeper, Tommy Wright, watched McMillan score twice in the FAI Cup semi-final replay with Shamrock Rovers recently.

McMillan is just 18 league goals short of equalling Joey Donnelly’s club record of 69 but with his contract up at the end of the season, there are fears at Oriel Park that he might not be around next year to close in on that target.

Speaking to Dundalk Sport after the 1–0 defeat to Bohemians on Friday night, McMillan said that contract talks with Dundalk are ongoing and that his sole aim at the moment was ensuring The Lilywhites finish the season with a victory in the FAI Cup final against Cork City on November 5th.

“I’m just focussed on trying to get through to the final and get the season finished,” he said.

“I’ve spoken with Stephen (Kenny) and I’ll continue to speak to Stephen but there’s nothing firmed up or finished and that’s all I can really say on it.

LISTEN | David McMillan’s reaction to the 1–0 defeat against Bohemians

“I want to keep the focus on playing well. I’ve been in a good vein of form and my focus is on making sure we finish the season with two trophies. That’s the most important thing right now.”

Dundalk’s three-year reign as SSE Airtricity League champions came to an end on Tuesday night when Cork City finally wrapped up the title.

A run of 11 wins, two draws and one defeat since the mid-summer break did give The Lilywhites an outside chance of reeling Cork in but McMillan conceded that six defeats — before the season had even reached the halfway point — left Dundalk with too much to do.

“From a long way out we expected Cork to win the league,” he admitted. “They’ve had a bit of a stumble to get there but ultimately we’ve known for a long time that they were going to win it.

“We’re disappointed we didn’t put ourselves in a stronger position coming down the final stretch,” he continued.

“I think we’d have had a much better chance then but the early season form just wasn’t good enough and we can have no complaints.

“Over the course of the season, the table doesn’t lie. They deserve to win the title and we congratulate them on that but for now, we can only focus on the final two games and try and beat them in the FAI Cup final.”

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