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."
Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.
You need to login in order to post your comments
Blogs 269 bloggers
Politics and Ipswich Town by ElephantintheRoom
You might just have noticed that the TWTD Forum is awash with political comment. Annoying for some perhaps, who only want to discuss Norwood’s fitness – but surely no bad thing, given the stark choices facing us at a critical time in the country’s history?
The Story Behind the Billy Kee Banner by ThatMuhrenCross
Sunday's defeat to Accrington Stanley was the first real low point of what has been a fantastic season following Ipswich Town. The performance on the field was nowhere near the standards we'd expect of a team that was flying high at the top of the table.
History Boys and Renaissance Men by Stowmarket
How many of us who were fortunate enough to have followed ITFC back in 1980 realised at the time that we were indeed blessed to be around to witness the greatest ever Ipswich Town side?
Round Three: Eagle by Kropotkin123
Par was set at five points from one win and two draws. We managed to get a haul of seven points, which means we were two under par. Google promises me that this is an eagle.
Ipswich Town Polls
[ Vote here ]