Derry City have a rich tradition in the EA SPORTS Cup and it is something that midfielder Nicky Low wants them to continue. After beating Finn Harps 2-1 in the Second Round, Kenny Shiels' side are now hoping to add pace to their march with the desti
Derry City have a rich tradition in the EA SPORTS Cup and it is something that midfielder Nicky Low wants them to continue.
After beating Finn Harps 2-1 in the Second Round, Kenny Shiels' side are now hoping to add pace to their march with the destination set as this year's final. But Low and his team-mates won't be taking anything for granted.
“I think any Cup competition is massive, for me personally, and I think speaking to the lads and Kenny (Shiels), it’s something we want to do well in but there is a lot of good teams in Ireland that are going to try and stop us.” said Low.
“With silverware, there is a lot of better players than us out there that have never won silverware so hopefully when it comes, we will be in the final with a chance of lifting a trophy.”
On loan from Scottish Premier League outfit Dundee, Low knows what it takes to win Cup competitions, having won the Scottish League Cup with Aberdeen in 2013/14, defeating Inverness Caledonian Thistle on penalties at Hampden Park.
“In Scotland, for most teams the League Cup is massive because Celtic usually win everything, so any cup, they usually put out their strongest team,” he said.
“Obviously Aberdeen was the best day of my life, that’s special, it was a special day for us, it will be hard to beat that day but hopefully we can get to the final and bring a big Derry City crowd with us.”
With his most prolific season to date being the 2011/12 season with Forfar Athletic, scoring six goals, Low is hoping to contribute a bit more when hitting the net.
He started laughingly. “I don’t score many goals but hopefully i can add a few to my game, something I need to do and usually I get a few assists a season which I’m happy with, so usually I just want to better myself, I got seven or eight assists last year, so my target this season is to beat that and finish as high up the league as possible as a team.”