Dundalk boss Kenny faces anxious wait over key assets futures
Article by Kieran Burke - @KieranBTS. Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny is set for an anxious week ahead with both star men David McMillan and Patrick McEleney contemplating oversea offers.
In truth, it now appears that the departure of striker David McMillan is a foregone conclusion with the Irish Sun reporting online that the former UCD frontman has agreed terms with Scottish Premiership side St.Johnstone, who expect to announce the capture of McMillan as early as next week.
As for twenty-five-year-old playmaker Patrick McEleney, the Derry native has revealed an interesting new option in terms of his next move should he decide to leave Oriel Park. Speaking to the Derry journal, McEleney revealed he has received offers from clubs in England, Scotland and now the MLS, while of course Derry City remain keen on securing a return for their former player having reportedly offered McEleney a four-year deal to depart Stephen Kenny’s ‘’Lilywhites’’, who are continuing to work hard in order to retain the midfielders services for 2018.
Former Sunderland trainee McEleney notched up eleven-goals for the County Louth outfit last season, with many of his impressive strikes ending up as goal of the season contenders. Despite a disappointing end to the 2017 season for McEleney’s Dundalk, who relinquished their League of Ireland crown for the first time in three seasons to Cork City who also defeated Dundalk in the FAI Cup Final via a penalty shoot-out, McEleney’s eye-catching ability to turn a game on its head was always likely to see high volumes of interest in the attacking midfielder.
Stephen Kenny, who has already secured the return of 2014 top goal-scorer Patrick Hoban and Galway United hot-property Ronan Murray, will be hoping the re-singing of fellow coveted midfield man Robbie Benson earlier this week can play a role in persuading McEleney to commit to another season with the dethroned league champions.