McMillan Pens New Deal
Dundalk Football Club are pleased to confirm that striker Davidn McMillan has committed his future to the club.
McMillan joined the Lilywhites from Sligo Rovers ahead of the 2014 season and has been a huge part of the recent success of the club.
The 28 year-old has made 133 appearances over the past three seasons for the club bagging 50 goals in all competitions including 21 in 2016 as well as 5 in 6 Champions League qualifying matches.
Having previously played for UCD, St. Patrick’s Athletic as well as Sligo the forward now enters his fourth season at the club hoping to add to a medal haul which includes three league titles, an FAI Cup, an EA Sports Cup and a President’s Cup.
Speaking to dundalkfc.com after signing the deal McMillan admitted that he was pleased to get the deal signed and is looking forward to pre-season.
“I am very pleased to have re-signed for the club. It has been over a month now since we finished up in Israel and it has been a tough off season but I am delighted to put pen-to-paper on the new deal.
“Pre-season starts tomorrow too so it’s good timing for us all. I am looking forward to getting back again and seeing all the lads. “
The UCD graduate had a career best season in 2016 when he netted 21 times and that is something that he wants to eclipse that this year and is looking to combine with Ciaran Kilduff to fire the Lilywhites to more success.
“I hit the 20 goal mark last year for the first time and that was something which I was eager to do. In such a good team there are plenty of opportunities to do that. I would be looking to do something similar.
“Ciaran (Kilduff) is back this year as well and we will be vying for that number 9 jersey and we want to hit the 40 goals between us. I want to score as many goals as we can and to try and repeat the success of last year. “
With pre-season kicking off tomorrow, McMillan is looking forward to the 2017 season with an eye on Europe however he reiterated a desire to retain the league title which the side have held a grip on for the past three seasons.
We have a long season ahead. We have a lot of games to play and a lot of competitions to compete in so we want to get off to a good start in the league. We want to lay down a marker like last year and lead from the front if we can.
We have plenty have things to play for. Europe is in everyone’s mind. We want to be in good form by the time that comes around but we want to win the league, we want to keep our title and that will be the aim ahead of the campaign.