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McMillan open to future Dundalk FC return

The striker signed for Scottish side St. Johnstone on Wednesday

Caoimhín Reilly


Caoimhín Reilly



McMillan open to future Dundalk FC return

David McMillan in action for Dundalk FC. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

Former Dundalk FC striker David McMillan hasn't ruled out returning to Oriel Park in the future, potentially in a coaching capacity.

McMillan, who turned 29 on Thursday, put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half-deal with Scottish Premiership outfit St. Johnstone midweek, bringing to an end his four-year stay at Dundalk.

However, the prolific frontman feels he bonded with the people and the town during his stint in County Louth. He even went as far as saying that he may return one day.

“I feel a part of the town,” McMillan told The Dundalk Democrat.

“There’s no doubt that if I ever go into coaching, I’d love to be back at the club in some way or form. Hopefully this won’t be the end of my time involved with the club, even if it is just as a fan and watching games because both myself and my family have had a very big connection with the club and the area.

“My parents go to every single game, both in Oriel and around the country and they were in Iceland and Poland. They’ve travelled to so many of the games and have always been made to feel extremely welcome and that means a lot.

“Probably in my first year or two at Dundalk, I don’t think anyone would have envisaged that I’d have played the role I’ve played and I’m very grateful. I’ve made a lot of friends up there and even my friends have made friends in Dundalk from going to games.

“Without doubt, my four-years at Dundalk have been the best of my career. Obviously, I enjoyed my time growing up at UCD, to get my first experience of the league and winning a First Division. I would look at that as being a very good time in my career, but to have come to Dundalk and won three leagues, the FAI Cup, League Cups, I don’t think there’s anything that can really compare to that,” he added.

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