Andy Boyle believes Dundalk’s unprecedented run in Europe was pivotal in gaining the attention of English clubs, before making the switch to Preston North End.
The 25 year old feels the SSE Airtricity League is not given the credit it deserves by managers cross-channel saying “It’s probably taken the European run, and playing against better quality opposition, and pressing yourself in those type of games that takes them to sit up and take notice.”
There was no place in the squad for Boyle yesterday, as Preston welcomed Arsenal to Deepdale in a 3rd round FA Cup tie. His former Dundalk teammate Daryl Horgan impressed, coming on as a late substitute, but was unable to overturn the 2-1 scoreline.
On his omission from the match day squad, Boyle said “I was disappointed not to make the final 18, but I’ve got to be patient. The lads are playing well and it’ll be hard to break in. I’ve just got to keep my head down and work hard really.”
Andy Boyle was speaking to Jamie Moore on Now That’s What I Call Sport. You can hear the full interview below: