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Striker Drinan Hoping Loan Spell Will Put Him in Lambert's Thoughts
Saturday, 20th Apr 2019 19:30

Blues striker Aaron Drinan hopes his form with loan side Waterford in the League of Ireland Premier Division will put him in manager Paul Lambert’s thoughts ahead of Town’s League One campaign.

Drinan, 20, rejoined his former club in February ahead of the Irish season and he is currently the joint-top scorer in the Irish top flight with five goals from 11 games.

Town’s U23s coaches Gerard Nash and Chris Hogg have kept an eye on his progress watching footage of his games and then reporting back to boss Lambert.

Drinan, who last month won his first Ireland U21 cap as a late sub in a 3-0 victory over Luxembourg, hopes that continuing his current form will catch his manager’s eye ahead of his return to the Blues at the end of July.

"That's the plan,” he told the Irish Sun. "When Mick [McCarthy] left I wasn't really much around the first team squad.

"Even though I was still scoring over there it was a bit of a tough time. All that matters is first team experience rather than scoring for the 23s, so coming back for half a season here definitely benefits me more.

"It gives something for the gaffer to think about if I'm scoring over here because obviously they've got relegated. It will be good if I keep the run going.”

The Waterford management have encouraged the striker, who is contracted to Town until the summer of 2021, having signed in January last year, to play more centrally and to get into the box more often.

"That's what they're telling me and that's where goals are scored, I suppose, and since they've said that I've been scoring," he added. "I'll try to score as many as I can before I leave."

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Coco added 19:42 - Apr 20
Could be the wild card next season.

Northstander_Blue added 20:02 - Apr 20
Will be sold to a team in Ireland never see him again

raycrawfordswig added 20:48 - Apr 20
Got to be given a chance can’t be any worse than what we have.

algarvefan added 22:10 - Apr 20
Sounds promising and we don't seem to have strikers who know where 'the box' is!!

Play it simple, the game is about goals and as we know you don't win games without them!

Daleyitfc added 22:34 - Apr 20
No chance. Ireland = football wasteland

Lathers added 00:29 - Apr 21
I’ve got more chance of breaking into our 1st XI after my short loan spell playing for the Dog and Duck.

KiwiTractor added 02:13 - Apr 21
"they've got relegated" ........ not "we've got relegated". Speaks volumes?

Dissboyitfc added 06:23 - Apr 21 thoughts entirely!

BlueMachines added 09:00 - Apr 21
Just about to write that Kiwi! 🥝👍

blues1 added 14:05 - Apr 21
Typical of some of our so called fans who post on here, to make a big thing of him saying they instead of we. Of course he,said that. Hes been away in Ireland so played no part in our demise. In fact as yet has played no part in our 1st team since signing. So hardly feels a big part of things as yet. If he ever does which is doubtful id say.

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