Wednesday 18 October 2017

Towell happy to swap PoM for league glory

Richie Towell keeps the pressure on Limerick’s Shane Duggan at Oriel Park
Richie Towell keeps the pressure on Limerick’s Shane Duggan at Oriel Park

James Rogers

RICHIE Towell has been earning plenty of plaudits for his performances of late and his efforts were formally recognised last week by the nation's soccer writers after picking up the SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers' Association of Ireland Player of the Month award for July.

It was the second time that the former Celtic midfielder has scooped the award, having also earned it last August.

However, the 23-year-old insists he would swap any individual awards for a bigger team prize if he had the chance, with eight 'cup finals' ahead in Dundalk's battle to win the league.

'The individual awards are a nice little touch,' he said, 'and I think it shows the hard work that I've been putting in for the last year-and-a-half to two years, but at the end of the day I'd swap it for three points on any night.

'We have another eight games and I think they're all going to be cup finals. I don't think we're going to go out and play the expansive football that we have been playing. Teams are not going to want us to win the league and that has been obvious, but we just need to keep doing what we're doing and hopefully we can do it.'

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