Bohemians striker Ryan Swan bagged a brace in an enthralling 5-3 victory over bottom side Finn Harps on Friday night. It was the 23-year old's first goals of the season, but the talented front man has found game time hard to come by. But with the uBohemians striker Ryan Swan bagged a brace in an enthralling 5-3 victory over bottom side Finn Harps on Friday night. It was the 23-year old's first goals of the season, but the talented front man has found game time hard to come by. But with the unfortunate injury to top scorer Dinny Corcoran, Swan is eager to take his chance and cement a place in the starting eleven for the foreseeable future. “Yeah it was tough at times but delighted with that tonight. It was important we got the three points and back to winning ways. For me, I was just delighted to get the monkey off my back really and get a couple of goals. I’ve been working really hard this year and delighted just to finally get off the mark, hopefully more to come. Obviously I’m also delighted to get a run in the team, but unfortunately it comes at Dinny’s expense, who is a huge influence in the team and on the squad. The gaffer has shown huge faith In my to throw me in and give me a run and can’t thank him enough. Delighted it paid off tonight and hopefully more to come.” The ex-UCD, Cabinteely and Exeter front man missed out of a year of football through a serious knee ligament injury last season but is keen to put that to the back of his mind, stating: “I’ve worked really hard to come back from it, it was really tough and I know some people don’t play again after that type of injury so I know I’m lucky. I just want to keep working hard every day and just focus on the future now and delighted to get back.” Son of former Bohs hero Derek Swan, Ryan is keen to make a name for himself at the Phibsboro club and is doing just that with his hard performances. It might have bee tap in following Danny Mandroiu’s shot of the post, but as the saying goes good strikers are in the right place at the right time. His second was a delightfully taken lob over the keeper from a long ball over the top and showed excellent composure to effectively seal all three points. “Yeah I just reacted quickest, there the ones you need and I know it was a tap in but I’d take 20 of them a season if I’m honest,” he said cheekily. “As for the second, I just started out wide and managed to get in behind. I saw the keeper off his line early and didn’t think about it too much!” Both instinctive goals from the striker who is fast becoming a fan favourite around Dalymount.
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