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McCarthy Highlights Browne As Potential Remedy To Goalscoring Woes

McCarthy Highlights Browne As Potential Remedy To Goalscoring Woes

McCarthy Highlights Browne As Potential Treatment To Goalscoring Woes

Mick McCarthy has highlighted Preston midfielder Alan Browne as a possible participant who might resolve Eire’s goalscoring points come the beginning of the Euro 2020 qualifiers in March.

The Boys in Inexperienced have struggled massively for objectives for the reason that retirement of Robbie Keane in 2016 and solely managed to seek out the web 4 instances throughout 2018.

An possibility who will probably be obtainable to McCarthy going ahead although is Preston attacking midfielder Alan Browne, who had solely featured as a bit half participant underneath O’Neill throughout 2018 however the 23-year outdated has been in great goalscoring type for his membership, netting 11 instances this marketing campaign.

McCarthy outlined that he went to see Alex Neill’s Preston play towards Millwall within the Championship final week, and though Browne didn’t overly impress him in that win, his robust goalscoring prowess might be a superb asset for Eire forward of the beginning of the Euro qualifiers.

“(Browne didn’t impress) as a lot in that recreation as he did after I watched him towards QPR,” stated McCarthy, talking on the launch of the FAI’S new Membership Eire scheme.

“He’s obtained 11 objectives this season and whether or not you guys ask me or not, I’ve been requested about ‘how are going to unravel the objectives drawback, getting objectives?’

“They don’t at all times have to return from midfielders, they’ll come from centre forwards as properly. He’s scored 12, he’s having a extremely spectacular season.

“He was stable on Saturday towards Millwall, he wasn’t the stand out participant Sean Maguire was really however nonetheless I’ve been impressed with him this season.”

At Preston, Browne occupies a forward-thinking position within the midfield, which is aided by Alex Neill deploying a sitter, in Ben Pearson, at its base.

McCarthy outlined that, ought to he choose to begin Browne he would doubtless play in an analogous position to the one he continues to impress in at membership stage, explaining that he might be a “actual aim risk” on this Irish aspect.

“If he’s taking part in, he’d be an attacking midfield participant of kinds, whether or not he’s taking part in simply in behind which he has executed… however to be trustworthy Preston have performed a sitter in Ben Pearson who’s totally different class, he’s an impressive footballer in that league and he permits the others to get ahead so they only have that actual solidity with him taking part in there.

“Browne can get ahead and he can get within the field, he does that actually properly, so if we’ve obtained that safety for him to get ahead, he’s an actual aim risk.”


Mick McCarthy was talking on the official relaunch of the Membership Eire memberships, a definite Premium Degree providing from the final admission season tickets. Membership of Membership Eire is on sale from at the moment Wednesday, 27 February and will be bought VIA: fai.ie/clubireland; by emailing Membership Eire [email protected] or by calling 01 899 9547.