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Kenny Hails Team Performance

First Team News
// 21 Aug 2017

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny hailed his players after their 4-0 victory over Derry City on Sunday. The boss told dundalkfc.com that the players deserve ‘huge credit’ for their display.

“It was a good win for us in Buncrana. Derry City have a very good home record. The players showed great essence with some great passing and moving. We had some great finishing for the four goals.

“As a manager you can’t really ask for any more than that. When the top three teams play each other it’s very rare that you get a result like 4-0. We were absolutely clinical.

“The four goals that we scored were good goals, the fourth goal especially is a great team goal.

“The players deserve huge credit for their application and remaining very focused. They showed a really high level of skill in the first half and it was a good win.”

The boss feels that his team is shaping up well and is intent on finishing the campaign strongly and is pleased to now be 10 points clear of Derry City in second spot.

“Our team is shaping up well. We want to finish the season strongly in the league and the two cup competitions left to win as well. We have set ourselves standards and we want to maintain that.

“That’s the challenge for us now and we want to do that. Had we lost the game to Derry we would have been only four points ahead of them and in a real scrap for second place with the same number of games.

“It was an important game for us to win and gives us a bit of breathing space. ”

While a number of individuals shone on the day with goals and performances, the Dublin native was pleased with the overall team display and feels that the high level of creativity bodes well going forward.

“It was a really good team performance from us. A lot of players made big contributions. The players worked hard for each other and there was a very high level of creativity in the team.

“We created a lot of chances and that augurs well I feel going forward. We have the league cup final to come and have Crumlin United in the FAI Cup next weekend so we have to make sure we get into the quarter-finals of the Cup and finish the season strongly.

“That’s our ambition. “