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Monday 11 December 2017

Christy Fagan wants more silverware at Saints

Christy Fagan, St. Patricks Athletic, who was presented with the SSE Airtricity / SWAI Player of the Month Award for November 2014 by Leanne Sheill, from SSE Airtricity
Christy Fagan, St. Patricks Athletic, who was presented with the SSE Airtricity / SWAI Player of the Month Award for November 2014 by Leanne Sheill, from SSE Airtricity

CHRIS FAGAN has revealed that St Patrick's Athletic will be gunning for league title success again next season after ending the club's 53-year wait to claim the FAI Cup.

Fagan turned down a move to English League 1 side Chesterfield to stay with the Saints for next season and he is targeting even more success with Liam Buckley's men next year.

"I spoke to Chesterfield but I'm happy to be staying at St Pat's," he added. "I'm already looking forward to next year and hopefully winning a couple more trophies. We'll be looking to be closer in the league next year, definitely. We need to be a bit more consistent.

"Personally, I don't like to set too many targets but I want to get off to a good start and have a good pre-season to start off with."

Fagan has rounded off a whirlwind couple of months by being named the SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers' Association of Ireland Player of the Month for November.

Fagan capped off a terrific season, in which he scored 27 goals in all competitions, with a brace in the FAI Ford Cup final as St Pat's ended a 53-year wait to land the trophy.

The 25-year-old insists it was a fairytale ending: "It was the best possible way to finish off what was a good season, but a little bit disappointing too with how the league went.

"Watching that second goal roll in in the cup final, because it was so late we knew that was it. It was nice to celebrate it into the stand where our fans where. That's a nice memory."

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