North's delight at return to goalscoring ways

Sligo Rovers striker Danny North expressed his happiness at scoring a first goal since returning from a serious knee injury on Monday night. 

North was on target against Limerick in the EA Sports Cup victory in Thomond Park as one of four goalscorers in the process of the Bit o’ Red reaching the semi-finals with a 4-0 victory.

Speaking after the game, he said: "I was delighted. It was a fantastic win because we put four goals past a good team.

"We had a clean sheet too which is just as important. I'm delighted to get off the mark so early since I've been been back on the pitch.

"I think we played very well and we countered them really well. With the chances we had it could have been a lot more than four. We're happy and it was a top class performance and building on from Friday's win against Shelbourne."

The clean sheet, saluted by the 25-year-old, equalled a club record of five in succession away from home while in attack Rovers made it 12 goals in just the last three games.

North said the formula could give the Bit o’ Red momentum and comes at a good time with important games in domestic and European action upcoming.

"It is another record for five away clean sheets on the trot and it is something to be proud of. Scoring plenty of goals will only be a good thing as well.

"I think it is the perfect time to do it. We had a bad run after nine games and it looks like we are out of that now.

"It is good to see momentum building and make it three wins out of three.

"I'm feeling sharper and sharper each game. The chances are starting to come. It is just a matter of me taking them now and keep working on the sharpness.

"As long as the team win and the team puts in a good performance that is the important thing. I was delighted to get 90 minutes tonight and I can only get better."

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