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Graham Kavanagh. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Graham Kavanagh. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Graham Kavanagh. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

CARLISLE UNITED boss Graham Kavanagh has praised the attitude of on-loan Irish striker Mikey Drennan, even though he tasted defeat on his debut for the League One side.

Kilkenny lad Drennan, 19, joined Carlisle from Aston Villa on a month's loan on Friday and he came off the bench to make his debut on Saturday, Carlisle losing 4-2 at home to Colchester as U's boss Joey Dunne won the battle of the two Dublin-born managers.

"In the 25 minutes he was on, I think you have seen that he is extremely hardworking, he will chase paper, he will close down defenders, he has an eye for the goal, he is left-footed, he has got excellent movement," said Kavanagh of Drennan.

"He had only trained one day, so I couldn't throw him in."

Kavanagh (left) took over as Carlisle manager earlier this season, but the Ringsend man is under pressure after a run of six defeats in the last seven games.

"It is a long season, it is one as I said we need to get to the end of as quickly as we can with as many points as we can on the board knowing we are still in the league, reevaluate in the summer and then address it then," says Kavanagh.


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