St. Patrick's Athletic forward Mikey Drennan was honest in his assessment of his team's performance this season after they edged out Finn Harps 1-0 in the Premier Division on Friday night. An 83rd-minute winner by substitute Jake Walker secured the
St. Patrick's Athletic forward Mikey Drennan was honest in his assessment of his team's performance this season after they edged out Finn Harps 1-0 in the Premier Division on Friday night.
An 83rd-minute winner by substitute Jake Walker secured the win on another night where chances went begging for the home side at Richmond Park and Drennan feels himself and his teammates should be finding the net on a more regular basis.
"It was probably painful to watch," he said. "To be honest, I don't know what's going on with us. It's been a bit of a disappointing half-season for the team and probably personally as well, I should have a lot more goals. Chances have kind of dried up since the start of the season and I've dropped in a bit more, creating chances for other people."
Saints lie in fifth place in the table at the summer break, with just two wins in their last nine league games and Drennan added that "It's probably coming at a good time, we have a lot to look forward to with Europe and we need to push to get Europe again for next season."
Drennan was happy that young teammate Walker scored his first league goal for the club but felt the most important thing was getting the three points. "I was delighted for Jake, he's working hard but it doesn't matter who scores them. It's all about getting the win. We haven't really won ugly this season except for beating Cork on the opening day. A win's a win and it's all we wanted going into the break."
When told that manager Harry Kenny said he wouldn't mind being paired with Scottish giants Rangers in next week's Europa League draw, Drennan said "That'd be nice in the next round! Hopefully we get a good draw in this round and in the next one see what happens. The main thing is all the lads that haven't been in Europe get the experience of going away and looking after themselves. It's going to be really good."
Mikey Drennan remains Pat's top goalscorer this season with six goals from 20 appearances in all competitions. When the league resumes on June 28 and with the extra opportunities offered by the Europa League and FAI Cup, not many would back against him adding to that total.