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Wonder goal proof Fahey still has touch


Saints star Keith Fahey. Picture credit: Sportsfile

Saints star Keith Fahey. Picture credit: Sportsfile

Saints star Keith Fahey. Picture credit: Sportsfile

A WONDER goal against Dundalk in pre-season has already shown St Patrick's Athletic fans that former Saints hero Keith Fahey has not lost his touch.

And the new arrival at Richmond Park has given Saints fans a boost by stating that he is ahead of schedule in his bid to regain fitness and could be part of things for Pat's in time for the new season.

When Fahey signed for Pat's in December he was still recovering from surgery on a hip problem and it was touch and go as to whether he would be fit for the start of the new term, Pat's kicking off their competitive season proper with a Setanta Cup game away to Ballinamallard United next Monday.

Fahey scored from a well-taken free kick in Monday's 2-1 win over Dundalk in the Leinster Senior Cup and he could now feature in the Setanta game ahead of the kick-off for the league season on March 7.


"I am excited to be back and the fans seem happy to have me back so it was nice to get the goal the other night, hopefully I can score a few goals, a few from open play, this season," said Fahey.

"I am feeling alright, I am trying to ease my way back into it. When I feel something I just step back a little bit. I am feeling good and I am a little bit ahead of schedule compared to where I thought I might be at this stage, I am happy to be involved in the games this early as well," added Fahey.

The 30-year-old hopes to feature away to the Fermanagh side next Monday as he has unfinished business in the Setanta Cup, earning a red card away to Glentoran in October 2008, just before his move to Birmingham City.

"In my last game for Pat's I was sent off for abusing the ref, I remember the game up there as we were robbed but that was a long time ago, I am a different player and a different man now.

"I have a winner's medal in the Setanta Cup and I'd like to win it again," he says.