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  • Sunday March 9th, 2014 @ 9:23

Lynch Pleased With Point

Following his full league debut for St Patrick's Athletic last Friday night against Cork City, midfielder Lee Lynch was satisfied with the point that the Saints gained from their visit to Turner's Cross.

To hear full audio of Lee's interview, click here

The night however wasn't exactly straight forward for the Limerick man as Lynch found himself called into action at the last minute – stepping in for the injured Killian Brennan who picked up an injury in the warm-up before kick-off.

The late message from Saints' manager Liam Buckley for Lynch to get ready to start the game however didn't phase the Limerick born midfielder, who went on to have a fine first league game in Saints' colours.

“Yeah Liam said to me that Killian had a bit of a knock so there was no point in doing more damage to his groin, so he just said get ready,” Lynch told stpatsfc.com after the game on Friday.

“But that is the sort of squad that we have – you have to take the opportunities. I'm just happy that we got a good result down here because it is going to be hard place to come this year.”

Going in a goal down due to Garry Buckley's strike for the Leesiders, Lee revealed that the message from Saints' manager Buckley was quite simple.

“[Liam said] just keep ourselves going. We started well I thought, so we just needed to play the ball up higher in the final third, instead of in the middle and in our own back third. I thought we came out second half and pressed them an awful lot more and I kind of think we did well to dig out the goal.”

As the Saints started to regain the upperhand in the game, they pounced to equalise in the 57th minute – Fagan heading in Lynch's cross. When asked about his own part in the goal however, Lynch played down his influence, instead referring to the great team work involved.

“It was a team effort. I think we did well to keep them in and keep them boxed in their own goal. It was a good team goal and it was great to get a result down here.”

Looking ahead to Monday's Setanta Sports Cup quarter-final second leg against Ballinamallard United, Lynch's mindset was quite clear as he outlined the squad's focus on what was required.

“Monday is a case of getting the result and getting through to the next round. I'm sure we'll change it around as we've such a big squad, but it's just a case of getting the result and going through to the next round,” the midfielder told stpatsfc.com.

“We've such a good squad with the boys coming in. There's really no difference between us all. They'll know their jobs coming in, know their roles and be as good as the other lads who started the previous game.”

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