Duffy Named SWAI Player of the Month
Dundalk winger Michael Duffy has been named SSE Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month for April.
It is the first time that the Derry man has picked up the award and he had a find month netting 3 goals and assisting 3 others. He has carried that form into May also and put in a stunning display during Monday night’s win at the Brandywell.
On winning the award, the 23 year-old was pleased with his performances and is intent on maintaining those standards.
Duffy said: “I’m delighted to win it. It was a good month for me with three goals and three assists. I’m hoping I can just keep that up now and kick on again.
“We’ve dropped a few stupid points and we’ve been a bit unlucky but we’re playing well overall. We’ve been tested with injuries too but it just shows the depth to our squad.
“The league is tough this year. We’ve been top and then Cork and so on. Waterford and Derry City have been up there too. With teams playing each other four times I think it’s very tough.”
Duffy has set himself his own targets and looked ahead to what is to come over the next few months.
He added: “At the start of the season I said I wanted to get into double figures. I’m at eight goals now so hopefully I’ll be well into that. I’d like to keep chipping in with assists too.
“We have a very strong squad here. I’d love to do well in Europe and do what the Dundalk teams over the last couple of years have done.”
In winning the award, Duffy saw off competition from Derry City’s Aaron McEneff, who finished second in the voting. Bohemians midfielder Dylan Watts was third.