Sunday 17 December 2017

Hoops revival the main goal for Miele as League returns

Eoin Wearen, pictured here in action for Bohemians. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Eoin Wearen, pictured here in action for Bohemians. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Barry Lennon

The League of Ireland is back tonight after its mid-season break, buoyed by the involvement of eight of its former players in the national side's 1-0 victory over Italy.

Leaders Dundalk will play host to St Patrick's Athletic at Oriel Park at 7.45.

Cork City, a point behind, will look to snatch the top spot away from the Lilywhites in their clash with Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght Stadium at 8.0.

Elsewhere, third-placed Derry City face Wexford Youths at home, Bohemians play host to Galway United, Longford Town face Finn Harps, while Sligo Rovers host Bray Wanderers.

Shamrock Rovers' Brandon Miele will look to improve his goalscoring record against the Leesiders after admitting his disappointment with his own tally this year.


Miele has registered five this year in the league, but aims to improve in an inconsistent season for the Hoops, who are nine points off the pace.

"There have been a few chances I failed to capitalise on. I'm kind of disappointed with myself. Goals should have been done. Hopefully, we can go again against Cork," he said.

"Listen, obviously some games we could have done better in the first part of the season.

"We just need to get focused now on our recovery. There's still a chance. We just need to get focused and get our act together."

The midfielder has missed his partnership with Mikey Drennan, who recently revealed his battle with depression and Miele's support.

"I used to have him over to my house as much as I could just to settle him in," Miele said. "He said that I helped so I'm happy about that."

Irish Independent

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