Wednesday 17 July 2019

Larsson jr just one of many threats - Kenny

St. Pat's Harry Kenny. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
St. Pat's Harry Kenny. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Aidan Fitzmaurice

With17 senior internationals on their books, Norrkoping travel to Dublin for tomorrow's Europa League clash with St Patrick's Athletic with a strong squad - but it's the son of a Swedish legend who will arguably generate most attention, writes Aidan Fitzmaurice.

Jordan Larsson was born a month before his father Henrik joined Celtic back in 1997 and has one Sweden cap but for Pat's boss Harry Kenny, Larsson is just one of several threats.

Larsson (22) scored in his club's most recent league game and Kenny is already on alert, aware that his team-mates are also a danger.

"He looks a decent player. He is very like the old fella, actually. He looks like him," says the Saints boss.

"He's an international, as most of them are. He is quick, pretty dynamic, but no better than other lads they have on the pitch.

"They are not your typical sort of passive team, there is a bit of League of Ireland in them. They are aggressive, they get after you. They are tall and very good on set-pieces," added Kenny.

Currently sixth in the Swedish league, Norrkoping arrive having won three of their last four.

In domestic news, Waterford have lost key man Bastien Hery to Linfield, with Ireland U-21 cap Michael O'Connor moving to the RSC from Windsor Park as part of that deal.

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