Wednesday 18 October 2017

'I put in a good word for them!' - Aiden McGeady recommended Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle to Preston boss

Aiden McGeady and former Dundalk duo Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle
Aiden McGeady and former Dundalk duo Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle Sportsdesk

Ireland winger Aiden McGeady recommended then Dundalk duo Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle to Preston manager Simon Grayson when he was considering signing the pair from the League of Ireland champions.

McGeady, who is on a season-long loan with the club from Everton, spent time with Boyle and Horgan in Ireland camp and, despite not seeing too much of what they could do, he gave Grayson a positive report.

“I knew them, I spoke to them quite a bit while I was away,” he told the Lancashire Evening Post. “The manager actually asked me about them before they signed.

“I was saying ‘to be honest, I’ve not seen that much because I only trained with them for three or four days but from what I’ve seen they look good’. They might want to give me a little bit because I put in a good word for them!

Horgan, who was often unplayable for Dundalk last season, at home and in the Europa League, has made three appearances for Preston since joining, and contributed a fine assist in their win over Brighton.

Meanwhile, defender Boyle got a run out behind closed doors against Bury, but McGeady said both players have assimilated admirably to their new surroundings.

“They’ve settled in well, it is the same with any player that comes here, they just seem to settle in well to the group.”

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