McEleney glad to be back

Patrick McEleney.Patrick McEleney.
Patrick McEleney.
MIDFIELDER Patrick McEleney played through the pain barrier to help Derry City over come Leinster Senior League side Bluebell United.

McEleney admitted he hasn’t trained in a number of days after picking up an ankle knock recently and he also stated that there were a few home truths told in the Candystripes’ dressing room following the 2-1 FAI Ford Cup win.

The cup holders booked their place in the quarter-finals, where they will travel to champions Sligo Rovers - a side who have beaten them three times already this season - thanks to goals from Rory Patterson and Barry McNamee and although Peter Sherlock netted towards the end, the Dubliner’s never created another chance in the closing stages.

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Although the Brandywell men were not at their best they did get the job done and McEleney is hoping both the win and talk in the dressing room amongst the players, will kick-start their season again.

McEleney spoke to Sentinel Sport’s Editor Kevin McLaughlin, following Tuesday night’s victory.