Sunday 9 December 2018

Brennan is bred for new role

Killian Brennan. Pic: Sportsfile
Killian Brennan. Pic: Sportsfile

New signing Killian Brennan plans to win over the fans at his hometown club Drogheda United and help to push the newly-promoted club towards European qualification.

Brennnan, 33, has been in the league for 16 seasons but next term will be his first in the colours of his native Drogheda, as United boss Pete Mahon added him to a squad which already contained Killian's siblings Sean and Gavin.

A chunk of the Drogheda support appeared to enjoy targeting Killian in his games against United over the years and he's now ready to get them on side.

"The booing and all that is just banter, it would be worse if people didn't know who you are," Brennan told the Herald.

"I think it all goes back to the 2008 season, I was due to join Drogheda after they won the league, but I went to Bohemians instead and when I scored two for Bohs against Drogheda that year I might have over-done it with the celebrations and rubbed their noses in it.


"So I always got stick from the Drogheda crowd but the boot's on the other foot now and my job is to score goals and do well for them.

"It was always in my mind that I wanted to come and play for Drogheda at some stage in my career and now it's come around, I'm happy to be here."

Brennan had been a free agent following his exit from Shamrock Rovers in September and there were talks with St Pat's and Waterford but Drogheda won his signature.

The signings of Killian and Gavin Brennan are the major deals to date for boss Mahon and while Killian has not yet had time to train with the club, he's upbeat about their prospects.

"They did really well to get promoted last season and it will be a tight league this year but I know Pete is very ambitious and so are the club," he says.

"It will be a challenge but there are a lot of good young players and there's no reason we can't at least push for a European place."

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