Just over three years after signing for Ipswich, Aaron Drinan scored his first goal for the club on Saturday.
It was an important one too, halting what had been a two-game losing streak. The Ireland underage international was on the pitch just two minutes when he bundled the ball over the line in the 75th minute as his side drew 1-1 with Crewe.
The 22-year-old from Carrigaline in Cork joined Ipswich from Waterford in January 2018 and has spent time on loan at Sutton, Waterford, GAIS in Sweden and Ayr since.
Saturday's game was the striker's 10th League One appearance for the club this season.
"It’s been a long wait but I’ve just kept on doing what I do and I always knew it would come," Drinan told the East Anglian Daily Times.
"I always tried to stay positive and back myself. It’s finally come and I’m buzzing. We were 1-0 down and looking for something so it makes it that little more meaningful.
"I think in the last couple of games I’ve been making an impact and this (scoring) felt like the missing piece, so I’m just buzzing it came.
"Everywhere I’ve gone on loan I’ve felt most parts of my game were good and it was just about getting those couple of goals to finish it all off nicely."
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