We are delighted to announce that Lewis Macari’s loan spell at the club has been extended to the end of the season.
The 20-year-old defender arrived from Stoke City on an initial six-month loan deal in January and has featured in all 20 of our league games to date.
An integral part of a defence that has kept nine clean sheets, Lewis has also chipped in with three assists and recently provided the cross for Robbie Benson’s winner against Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park.
“I’m glad it’s all sorted,” he told dundalkfc.com. “I had a feeling that I was going to stay, especially as I’ve been playing games. I came over here to play and get that experience and being over here has really helped me as a player.
“I feel like I’m getting better and better with each game I play and it was only right to stay until the end of the season and try and help the team go as far as we can go.”
“I picked Lewis up at the airport back in January and he had never been in Ireland before, and never really been outside of Stoke before!” said Dundalk FC head coach Stephen O’Donnell.
“He is a quiet boy and it took him a little bit of time to adjust but his attitude is brilliant and he is playing with real confidence now.
“You can see that with his delivery for Robbie Benson’s goal against Shamrock Rovers and for David McMillan’s chance against Shelbourne last week.
“As a person, he is the salt of the earth. You couldn’t ask for an easier player. He never complains or looks for anything, he has been brilliant around the place.
“It has been good for him to play so many first-team games and hopefully he’ll play a lot more between now and the end of the season.”