Soccer Digest: Humbled McClean no longer a twit, Brady’s move, laws in charge, Lennon’s fury
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And the player himself knows he has to get regular first team football to boost his international hopes.
After spending last season on loan at Hull, Brady is prepared to move away again.
He said, “I want to stay playing for Ireland. I don’t want to come in and doss about so I need to be playing as many club games as I can.
“If that means I need to take a loan move, I will. We’ll see what happens. I’d just like to play as much football as I can and hopefully I can push on and keep playing for the national side.”
Brady was happy with his debut performance but also promised there is more to come.
He added, “I’m delighted with the way it went, with a goal and an assist, but I thought I could have done more.
“I wasn’t disappointed, but I felt I could have done a bit more by getting on the ball a bit more. Overall it’s been great for me. I’ve gotten on well with everyone.
“Kevin Doyle is a great bloke, him and the rest of the guys are great. They’ve made me feel part of the group.”
Manager Trapattoni said, “I think Brady played well in the first half. He scored a goal also and I think he can also do better.
“He might be called up in to the squad for the next match, but he would not necessarily be in the team.”
Laws in Charge
Former Burnley manager Brian Laws will take charge of all football affairs at Shamrock Rovers from now until the end of the season.
Laws has been appointed director of football by the club after they parted company with Stephen Kenny last week.
Rovers will continue to look for a new boss, but Laws will take charge of the team in the interim, starting with Saturday’s League Cup final against Drogheda United at Tallaght Stadium.
“I’m honored to be asked to come to Shamrock Rovers for the last part of the season. There is still a lot to play for. It is not over, there is a European place at stake, there is a Cup final on Saturday, there is still a lot to go yet,” Laws said.
“It is about coming in and calming things down. Hopefully I can change things for a positive way so we can move forward against some really good sides.
“We’ve said with the chairman that we’ll look at the short-term objectives which is to get the season out of the way and try to get into that third spot at least and maybe try to win the cup on Saturday. Beyond that, let’s wait and see.
“This is going to be new to me as well but the one thing I will be bringing to the football club is experience and knowledge and hopefully it will calm things down for a period and see if we can play good football.”
Celtic boss Neil Lennon exploded with anger after his team were beaten 2-1 away to St. Johnstone in the Scottish League last weekend.
The result was the worst possible for Lennon before this week’s Champions League clash with Portuguese giants Benfica.
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