Shamrock Rovers can stay top, insists Brennan

The Hoops midfielder scored his first goal for the club in Friday's 1-0 win over Sligo Rovers, and believes that his new side are good enough to stay top of the league
New Shamrock Rovers signing Ryan Brennan believes that his side are good enough to stay top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division after scoring his first goal for the club in the Hoops' 1-0 win over Sligo Rovers on Friday.

Brennan moved to Tallaght Stadium in the off-season having impressed in recent years with Drogheda United, and has already made an impact at his new club. The 22-year-old has helped the Hoops to an undefeated start to the season, and believes the club can keep hold of top spot.

"We’re top of the league and we’re enjoying it,” Brennan told Goal. "We hope to stay there and getting as many points as we can. Fingers crossed now, we stay there."

The midfielder praised forward Ciaran Kilduff for his work in the build-up to the goal at Tallaght, and expressed his pleasure with the strike.

"Getting my first goal, I was delighted," Brennan said. "Ciaran did well to hold up the ball and I don’t think I could have missed it to be honest."

Meanwhile, Shamrock Rovers manager Trevor Croly is looking forward to the challenge of facing Cork City at Turner's Cross this weekend. The Hoops come head-to-head with an in-form Cork City side, who are also unbeaten in their first four league games.

Croly's side were made to work hard to get the victory against Sligo, but the Hoops manager is focused on the upcoming match rather than dwelling on the past.

"We’re just looking forward to Cork now," Croly said. "It’ll be a big game, they’ll come out down there. It’ll be a great challenge and one we’re looking forward to."