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Connolly ready to impress

5 July 2022

Dylan Connolly admits that the way the team finished last season was special and he wants to impress once again in Sky Bet League One.

The winger played a big part in helping the Shrimps secure their safety in England’s third tier and the Irishman says it was even sweeter that everyone wrote the side off throughout the season. 

“I’ve enjoyed my time here, every minute of it to be honest with you, it has been a short journey but an enjoyable one,” he said. 

“I love playing my football here, the way we ended last season was special, you saw at the last game of the season with everyone’s family there, they saw us stay up after a lot of people wrote us off. 

“To do that and be a part of it was special, all I can do is work hard in training and do my best for the manager and the team, and hopefully I can contribute throughout the season.” 

The 27-year-old netted a penalty as Derek Adams side came from a goal down to win 2-1 against Stalybridge Celtic on Tuesday night, and Connolly says no amount of pre-season training can replicate match action. 

“As players we tend to stay in shape over the summer months but there is nothing like that match fitness, that sharpness that you can’t replicate without player games,” added Connolly. 

“We all like to keep in shape over the off-season and a lot of the lads have come back fit and ready to go, so we are flying in that respect to be honest with you. 

“Eight weeks away from games is tough, but it was good to get some minutes in the bank against a tough opposition in Stalybridge, who made us work for the win.” 

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