Drogheda United manager Tim Clancy praised his side’s hunger for goals after they put six past Wexford without reply at United Park last night. The Drogs moved to within two points of league leaders Shelbourne as they recorded their eighth home win
Drogheda United manager Tim Clancy praised his side’s hunger for goals after they put six past Wexford without reply at United Park last night.
The Drogs moved to within two points of league leaders Shelbourne as they recorded their eighth home win of the season much to Clancy’s delight.
“The most important thing for us tonight were the three points but obviously there were a lot of positives to go with it,” the Trim native explained post-match.
“To score four goals after the break shows how professional and determined the players were and it’s a huge plus to keep a clean sheet.
“I don’t think there could be anything to criticise about our performance, we started on the front foot and kept going.”
Having been rested for last week’s FAI Cup victory over Avondale United, Chris Lyons marked his return with a hat-trick as he joined Mark Doyle as the club’s joint leading scorer with 11 in all competitions.
“Chris is a very explosive player and that takes its toll on his hamstrings. We were able to give him a rest last week but you can see the difference he makes to the team.
“He can either run in behind or hold the ball up. Chris has really improved his finishing this season and it was great to see him get the match ball.”
Drogheda introduced Adam Wixted in the closing stages with the winger making his first appearance since dislocating his shoulder in March with Clancy keen to get the 24-year-old match fit.
“It’s absolutely brilliant to get Wixty back. He’s been very unlucky with the injury he had and the complications that came with it.
“We had the opportunity to bring some other players to the club during the window but we decided against it knowing that we had the quality of the likes of Adam and Mark Hughes to come back into the team.”
Clancy will be an interested spectator tonight when third place Longford Town host Shelbourne but the Drogheda boss is adamant that his focus is now on next week’s FAI Cup clash with Shamrock Rovers.
“Obviously we’ll be paying close attention to the game as we have to play Shelbourne next month but the result doesn’t really concern us.
“We can only affect the games that we play in and we’ve nine more points to fight for between now and the end of the season.
“Our focus right now is on Shamrock Rovers and the FAI Cup. It’s a nice distraction for the players and opportunity to showcase the quality we have against one of the best teams in the country.”