Speaking to dundalkfc.com ahead of the visit of Rovers was midfielder John Mountney and he reflected on Friday night’s victory over Finn Harps in the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup.
“Everyone was happy to win. It is early days in the competition but it’s such a big trophy. The awards at the end of it are so great for us and there’s so much for us to win at the end of it all that it’s important and we want to win it.
“We are happy to be through and we made a few changes on the night. We know that Finn Harps are a good side and they are going well in the first division so it was never going to be easy but we are pleased to get through to the next round. ”
The Mayo native was pleased to get through the 90 minutes himself after an injury interrupted time and had a special word of praise for Georgie Kelly who broke his duck in Lilywhites colours on the night too.
“I played in that deeper role before I came to Dundalk but I am happy to go back there now and again. It was a good night for us and we are happy to be through. I was just happy myself to get through the game too.
“It was brilliant for Georgie to get his first goal for the club. It was a great ball initially from Dean Jarvis and a brilliant cross from Ronan on the half volley for Georgie and it’s great for him to get off the mark.”
Attention indeed turns to tonight and the 25 year-old admitted that while it is a big game, Dundalk are in confident mood and are intent on racking up another victory.
“It’s going to be a massive game and we are all looking forward to it. We have had a lot of games in the last few weeks and looking into the next few weeks we have more games coming. We know it’s going to be tough.
“We are playing well and we are all going into the game in confidence. The league is so important and hopefully we can win the game. “