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McMillan: All To Play For

First Team News
// 16 Jul 2017

David McMillan believes the Lilywhites have what it takes to progress to the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, after being held to a 1-1 draw in the first-leg of their clash against Rosenborg BK.

The striker scored the opening goal after 18 minutes, but Tore Reiginiussen equalised for the visitors against the run of play just before half-time as the first-leg finished level. He told dundalkfc.com that the squad was still confident they can reach the next qualifying round with success in Norway.

“I think we played well,” said McMillan. “We’re obviously a little bit disappointed to have conceded the way that we did and to have drawn the game on the back of what we felt was a good performance by ourselves. We would be happier to be going out there with a win but I think it leaves it with all to play for.”

The 28-year-old was happy to get on the scoresheet and will be aiming to do it again when the sides meet at Lerkendal Stadion on Wednesday.

“I was happy to score and help the team. In the first-half I saw a lot of the ball and could have maybe done a little bit better, but it was good to get the goal. We had a spell where we were on top and it’s important to try and score when you’re on top. Hopefully I will get another goal out in Norway on Wednesday,” he added.

“It will be a tough task. It’ll be interesting to see how Rosenborg set up as they were a little bit defensive here. It will be a bit more open over in Trondheim so we’ll be ready for that, we’ll do our work over this weekend to make sure that we’re ready to go on Wednesday and confident to get a positive result and get through the tie.”