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Young player of the year nominee Shane Walsh says he is willing to wait for his chance to impress new Galway manager Kevin Walsh

Young player of the year nominee Shane Walsh says he is willing to wait for his chance to impress new Galway manager Kevin Walsh

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Young player of the year nominee Shane Walsh says he is willing to wait for his chance to impress new Galway manager Kevin Walsh

Young player of the year nominee Shane Walsh says he is willing to wait for his chance to impress new Galway manager Kevin Walsh.

The youngster lit up Galway's championship last summer, but has had to be satisfied with spots on the bench in the last three team selections.

"The lads are going very well there at the moment. It's just a matter for me to try and break back into the team, we all have to do your bit at the end of the day. At the moment the lads are doing that a bit more and they are getting their just rewards. Hopefully I can get back in around the team and hopefully we'll get a result this weekend as well.

"I am dying for the championship to come around but we have to take care of the league first, get a couple of good results and get promotion," he said.

After back-to-back defeats Walsh is likely to play a bigger part this Sunday as Galway take on Laois in a rescheduled game, which fell foul to the snow three weeks ago.

A return of three points in the second half could prompt the manager to call up the player who kicked 1-29 for Galway last summer, but the Kilkerrin/Clonberne attacker is expecting a tight promotion race no matter what happens on Sunday.

"That was a disappointing result against Cavan, but we had two wins before and have two defeats now. Look at Cavan, they had two defeats and they came back fighting and Laois had the same at the start of the league.

"The league is wide open at the moment anyone could go up. There is about six teams ready to go up and it's very unfortunate that two teams have to go down. We are looking to promotion all the time and hopefully we can get there in the end," said Walsh.

Irish Independent