Following Bohemians' 1-0 defeat to bottom side Derry City, new Gyspies fan favourite Eoghan Stokes spoke of his disappointment at not just at the result but what could have been in the last two games. “I really think it was there for the taking (
Following Bohemians' 1-0 defeat to bottom side Derry City, new Gyspies fan favourite Eoghan Stokes spoke of his disappointment at not just at the result but what could have been in the last two games.
“I really think it was there for the taking (against Derry). We felt we were the much better side in the first half, but didn’t come out and show our true colors in the second half for some reason and that’s just frustrating. We can’t look at it any other way as a big three points lost, really tough to take. I’m obviously gutted to have missed the penalty but felt we did enough overall.
“Playing the like of Limerick and Derry in the last week, we want to, and need to beat these teams so in the last two games it feels like we’ve dropped big points. Only getting one point from six, instead of maybe four or six from six and we’re good enough to be getting them points”, the frustrated forward said.
Despite missing a late penalty, the ex-Leeds United youngster has had an impressive start to in his fledgling SSE Airtricity League career, equalising away at Limerick, and again showing some excellent movement and clever touches as the focal point in Keith Long’s team against Derry.
Having been used on both the wing and as a No 9, Stokes went on to describe his thoughts on the League and what he can bring to the Phibsboro outfit going forward this season.
“I didn’t know much about the standard of the league, to be honest, but I talked to the boys in the dressing room and other lads in the league and they all said the same thing, it's getting better and better every year," he said.
"With it being a tougher 10-team league and playing against really good opposition, I feel we can only be the better for it in terms of our development, so I’m really enjoying being here and playing a good level.
“I’ll play anywhere as long as I’m getting picked, and if I’m getting picked I’m happy. I’m a player who also likes to get on the ball and make things happen and enjoy playing off a big man but its all part of my development and thank Keith (Long) for giving me the chance to play and I’ll do all I can to help the team.”
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