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Horgan named SWAI Player of the Month for September

Lilywhites star backed for an Irish call up

Gavin McLaughlin

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Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan has been named the SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland Player of the Month for September, the fourth time that Horgan has won the monthly award.

Four members of Stephen Kenny’s squad, including Horgan, have now won an award this season and the Galway man was thrilled to come out on top in the voting. “It’s great to win another one,” insisted Horgan.

“It’s great to win another one,” insisted Horgan. “Ronan Finn, Robbie Benson and David McMillan have won one this season too. It just shows how well we’re doing as a team.”

Dundalk hold a four-point lead at the top of the table after their huge 2-1 victory over Cork City on Tuesday night but Horgan insists there is a long way to go with five league games remaining, starting with Friday night's trip to Tallaght to face Shamrock Rovers. 

“We have some very tough games left,” explained Horgan.“It’s basically five cup finals. We have Shamrock Rovers up next and we know that won’t be easy because they need a win to guarantee Europe.

“We have a lot of games coming up but as a player, you just want to play in every game. It was difficult at the start balancing Europe with our domestic games, but once you get used to it it’s fine.”

There has been speculation that Horgan's displays will lead to him being called up to the Ireland squad by manager Martin O’Neill after his terrific run of form, but for the moment he is just concentrating on Dundalk.

 “There has been a lot of talk but that’s all it is,” added Horgan “It’s been a good year so far. But I’m quite confident that Martin O’Neill is looking at a few players in the league, not only me.

“There is a lot of quality throughout the league but you never know.”

Horgan won the award ahead of Sean Maguire of Cork City, who was second, and Bray Wanderers’ Ger Pender who finished third.