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McCarthy Delighted to See Drinan Hit Hat-Trick
Monday, 9th Apr 2018 18:54

Town boss Mick McCarthy was delighted to see striker Aaron Drinan net a hat-trick for the U23s in this afternoon’s 4-3 defeat to Hull City, the January signing from Waterford having hit a rich vein of goalscoring form in recent matches. The Blues manager also had praise for Jack Lankester, who impressed alongside the Irishman against the Tigers.

“I’m delighted for him because he puts a real shift in does Aaron and the goals haven’t been going in for him,” McCarthy said.

“He got two [against Leeds last month] and then he got another one in the last game [against Cardiff] and he’s just got three, so I’m really pleased with him, delighted with him.

“And Jack Lankester played well as well, he’s been out on loan [at Bury Town] and he looks like somebody that’s grown up a bit from going out, so that was good.”

McCarthy says there is plenty of talent waiting his successor when they take over in the summer.

“I hope so, I hope they all continue to thrive, there’s some good prospects,” he added.

Yesterday, on-loan winger Danny Rowe was in the Lincoln City side which won the Checkatrade Trophy at Wembley. Does McCarthy believe the former Macclesfield man can still make it in the Championship?

“That’ll be for somebody else to decide, not me,” he continued. “I thought he could when he came here and I’ve not seen his games, although we’ve had people watch him regularly.

“And he’s done OK, nobody’s come back and said, ‘Gaffer, you’ve got to get him back, he’s got to come back’, so whilst he’s been ticking along nicely and he’s got his medal, he’s had his Wembley visit, it’s been great for him. I don’t know, we’ll see.

“I’m not being funny about this, but it’s not my issue now, it’s somebody else’s issue to look at it, whether he can come back and play in the team.

“If it was me I’d be saying, ‘We’ll take him back in pre-season, we’ll have a look in pre-season games, hopefully the half-season at Lincoln will have done him good and he’ll come back a better player for it.”

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Mark added 20:02 - Apr 9
“I’m delighted for him because he puts a real shift in does Aaron and the goals haven’t been going in for him,”

With 6 recently, the goals have been going in more for Drinan more than Sears.

bluesi added 22:55 - Apr 9
Give him a game at the weekend.
We have nothing to play for now this year, no point going for a 0-0, start him & Morris!!

harlingblue added 03:27 - Apr 10
Making good progress in the U23 team, works hard and now scoring. Needs work on his build, muscular strength to be a Championship Centre forward, but works well with Falomi (a natural footballer) and Morris, another natural scorer. If you add Nydam, Woolfenden, Smith, Downes, Nydam, Rowe etc, plus those out injured, we have a sound base of young players just awaiting the right 1st team manager to embrace them? I bet the Cowley Bros could work well with this young base?

bobble added 10:11 - Apr 10
surprisingly this drinnan bloke seems ok

carsey added 12:52 - Apr 10
“I’m not being funny about this, but it’s not my issue now," - then why don't you clear off and let someone who cares look after the squad until the new man starts.
McCarthy you an arse

tractorintheloft added 13:36 - Apr 10
Harlingblue - The Cowley Bros play very direct football at Lincoln
Carsey - MM hasn't been asked to leave so would be in breach of his contract. ME should have put him in the garden but didn't.

Also need to respect the integrity of the league. If we give Barnsley 3 pts by blooding too many youngsters then that's not right either.

JamesBlue91 added 14:21 - Apr 10
I'm sorry but this story is really annoying me. When he first signed in January Mick said. ''It's frustrating that I haven't been able to play him.'' He signs a contract and he's still not playing him. WHAT??!!!!

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