Preston North End manager Simon Grayson has high hopes for Daryl Horgan.
The former Dundalk winger made his debut from the bench in the second half of the 2-1 loss to Arsenal in the FA Cup last weekend.
A dose of flu meant Horgan struggled to train in the week leading up to the game, but he still did enough to garner praise from his manager.
Grayson told the Lancashire Evening Post: “I thought Daryl affected the game when he came on."
"He is a player who has the potential to excite the fans and do well for us.
"It is good to have players in the squad who can fit straight into what we want to do."
Horgan moved from Dundalk along with team-mate Andy Boyle. He’s yet to make his debut having not made the bench for the game against Arsenal.
The Dubliner told Jamie Moore on 98FM’s Now That’s What I Call Sport that he will have to be patient in order to get his chance.
The club are currently 11th in the EFL Championship table, 6 points behind Sheffield Wednesday who are in 6th.