Wednesday 22 May 2019

Adorjan still in the dark over length of stay

James Rogers

Having scored one of the most crucial goals in this year's title race with his opener against Cork City on Friday night, Krisztián Adorján is hopeful of still being around should Dundalk go on to lift the title come the end of the season.

The Hungarian found the net just 29 seconds into the second half of Friday night's top of the table clash to help Dundalk climb to the top of the SSE Airtricity League table.

However, with his loan spell at the club due to expire on July 31st, Adorján does not know if he will be around to savour the title win should Stephen Kenny's side manage to remain there at the end of October.

The former Liverpool player has expressed his desire to stay in recent weeks but told The Argus after Friday's game that he was still unsure whether or not he would be either extending his loan spell from parent club Novara or signing permanently.

He said: 'Unfortunately I still don't know anything. 'It's a bit frustrating but I'll do all I can to hang around.' Adorján has had to wait for first team opportunities at Dundalk but said he was pleased with his contribution on Friday. 'I only knew yesterday that I was going to start in practice. I just wanted to work hard for the team.

'It was very special to score the first goal. It was a great ball by Mike (Duffy) and I had a good connection with the ball and thankfully it went in. It was a great feeling. I was out of my mind.

'We played a very good game against Cork today. It was very tough. We won by a margin but we will take that all day.

'It was a bit of luck with the own goal at the end but Patrick (Hoban) did very well in running for the cross.

He dove in and I think the defender thought Patrick had got there but he didn't and then it just bounced off him.'

While Adorján's future remains up in the air he is hopeful of Dundalk staying on top.

He said: 'We are two points ahead and we hope to stay there. We have 12 games left so it's a long way to go but we've just got to stay focused game by game and take it step by step.'

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