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Ledwith Eyes Cup Treble To Combat Disappointing League Campaign

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Shamrock Rovers left back Danny Ledwith is eagerly anticipating tonight’s clash with Drogheda United, the same team they beat last weekend to take the EA Sports Cup crown.

The Hoops expected more from the league this year but their cup form has been what is keeping the squad going. Danny explains further; “The last five or six weeks have really help to rise the team spirt and morale with such a good run of wins as well as performances.”

“Obviously it has been a disappointing league campaign but we’re still pushing to finish as high as possible. A treble of cups and European football next season will make it a successful year in my eyes as it’s a new group of players and new staff.”

The former UCD man even had time to pay tribute to his new boss; “He (Trevor Croly) is excellent. He’s very professional and runs things perfect to every little detail.”

“It’s nice to play under him as his style is something we appreciate, me especially being a young player. It gives you a chance to become a better player every day.

For those that don’t know Ledwith joined up with Croly and Shamrock Rovers in November of 2012. He spoke about the decision he made before pulling on the famous green and white jersey. “It was a hard and easy decision to make in ways.”

“Obviously I was delighted when Trevor came as it’s the biggest club in Ireland and it’s who everyone in Ireland wants to play for. But I had a lot of things to take into consideration. Moving house, college etc. In the end the idea of playing for Rovers made my decision quite easy!”

Everyone that follows the League of Ireland knows how much the fans can spur on their side. Danny is no stranger to this feeling. “Obviously fans are very passionate and are paying money to come and support their team so you can understand when we’re playing poor or losing, that they’re going to get edgy. ”

“Saying that, you will always get the odd few that are impossible to please and will get on players backs for the littlest things, but it’s all part of the game and you learn to deal with it!”

Player contracts in the League of Ireland are normally only one year deals. Every player normally faces the uncertainty of not knowing if they are being handed a new deal come November. Shamrock Rovers have put off the contract talks until the end of the season. “There are no talks.”

“I won’t think about that until the end of season. I’m Concentrating on making the most of the short time remaining”.

By making the most of it , Ledwith means he wants to pay tribute to the fans by winning everything that Shamrock Rovers are in contention for. The FAI Ford Cup semi-final is on Sunday week as The Hoops travel to the north west to battle Sligo Rovers.

Shamrock Rovers have already won the EA Sports Cup and the Setanta Cup.

Image courtesy of Arklowtownfc.com

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