McDermott: Derry aiming for top four finish

Derry City midfielder Conor McDermott has revealed his own personal aims and his manager’s aims for the new season.

The 19-year-old made his senior debut for the Candystripes last season, playing 21 times as Kenny Shiels guided the side into Europe.

McDermott hopes to play even more this year and is looking forward to challenging domestically and on the continent.

“I am hoping to start every game and hope to keep the performances up like last season.  I want to keep my place in the team,” the Northern Ireland Under-21 international told the club’s official website.

“You have to keep on performing to improve.  European football will be a lot more tactical and a lot better than what we are used to, depending on how we get in the draw.

“We think we exceeded expectations last season, the manager is looking for top four and maybe even get a bit of silverware.”

McDermott is also hoping to catch the eye of some cross-channel scouts, and believes good performances for Derry can get him noticed.

“I would love to get to England,” he admitted.

“It’s a career and a better quality of life over there”

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