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Daryl Horgan In Awe Of "Frightening" Aiden McGeady's Ability

Daryl Horgan In Awe Of "Frightening" Aiden McGeady's Ability
By Mikey Traynor

Former Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan is settling down in Preston after getting off to a cracking start on the pitch for his new club.

Horgan contributed a sensational assist and was given a standing ovation by the Preston North End fans after he was substituted last weekend on his Championship debut, which is highly impressive considering the pressure he would have been under given the attention around his move from the League of Ireland to the Championship.

Having been in Martin O'Neill's Ireland squads in recent times, there would have been more expectancy on his shoulders despite a knowledge that it would take time for him to find his feet in England, but some would have suggested that the strong Irish contingent at PNE would help this process along.

And that appears to be the case as Daryl Horgan spoke to Off The Ball on Thursday night, and told them of how impressed he has been with Aiden McGeady since linking up with the Irish international a few weeks ago.

On the training pitch, it's also a big help that Simon Grayson doesn't ask too much of his players in terms of tactics, but favours freedom from his creative players.

We do a small bit of tactical work, but not too much, the manager trusts a lot of his players.

He kind of outlines what he wants, but also gives a lot of freedom to create and try things, so it's brilliant for me I suppose.

And when asked as to how McGeady is in training every day, Horgan gave a glowing review.


Frightening, I've never seen feet like it. Unbelievable, he's got bags of ability everyone knows that he's just, it might have just been confidence. When a manager tells you you're not part of his plans it's definitely not easy, for anyone, but Simon Grayson has taken him in and built him up.

He keeps telling him what a great player he is, because he is, he's an unbelievable talent and you don't play for Celtic, Spartak Moscow, and Everton without being quality, and he's really starting to show it this year.

Some lovely words from Horgan on his new teammate.

It will no doubt be great for Horgan to have McGeady to work alongside, and Preston North End are quickly becoming the most Irish team in English football, so there are numerous reasons to keep tabs on their progress for the rest of the season.


You can listen to Daryl Horgan's interview with Off The Ball in full over on Newstalk.com

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