DFC | Rogers hoping to make a swift recovery from calf injury

Dundalk FC goalkeeper limped off in 3–0 win over Bohemians

Gary Rogers was left with a bittersweet feeling after .

The Lilywhites goalkeeper helped his side to their eighth consecutive clean sheet — equalling a club record set back in 1991 — but he only played a bit part on the night, limping off after nine minutes with an injury to his left calf.

Rogers missed the first four games of last season after damaging his other calf in a Leinster Senior Cup tie with St Patrick’s CY but speaking after the victory over Bohs, he said he was hoping to make a swift recovery.

“It’s hard to know how bad it is,” he said. “At the minute it’s quite sore but I’ve always been a quick healer which is probably why I’ve played so many games.

“I’m hoping that it settles down quickly. I’ll obviously not be available for the EA Sports Cup game on Monday but I’ll get as much treatment on it as I can during the week and hopefully it won’t be too long.

“I just heard it pop,” he added. “It was one of those where I just twisted on it. It was a nothing incident really and I wasn’t under pressure but if a muscle’s going to go, it’s going to go.”

Gabriel Sava replaced Rogers between the sticks and the former Drogheda United ‘keeper is expected to start when Dundalk begin their defence of the EA Sports Cup against St Patrick’s Athletic on Monday.

Nineteen-year-old Ross Treacy will deputise and Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny has backed the youngster to take his chance if he is called upon.

“Ross has an excellent attitude,” said Kenny. “He came back from Swansea and was playing with Parkvilla in Navan but he has trained really hard and has got himself really fit. His attitude has been great and he will come into the squad for the game in Inchicore now.”

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