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Maguire Looking To Get Off The Mark On International Stage

12 June 2019

Striker Sean Maguire reflects on a positive trip away with Republic of Ireland while he is still in search of his first international goal.

Maguire was a second half substitute in the 2-0 win over Gibraltar on Monday night, and though he was disappointed not to start the game, he was delighted to get another cap under his belt.

Speaking to the media after the game, Seani said: "Obviously you’re disappointed not starting.

“Didsy [David McGoldrick] has done very well in the last couple of games and Scottie [Hogan] did well when he came on the last game, so I can’t be too disappointed, but it was good to get another cap.

"I was a bit frustrated that I couldn’t get my first goal. I’ll just have to keep working hard and hopefully I’ll get it, but obviously I’m happy to get another cap.

“I was hoping just to get a sniff of a chance but it wasn’t meant to be. Five minutes after I came on they went to five at the back, which tightened things up. The only real joy was coming from crosses out on the wing. We couldn’t really play through the middle."

Seani was pleased the boys in green could get another three points to maintain their impressive form in the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign so far, and gave his thoughts on an enjoyable camp with the squad.

"It’s another three points. All that matters in this campaign is that we keep picking up points, that’s exactly what we did tonight.

“It’s been brilliant, we’ve been away for three weeks now and it’s been fantastic.

“We had a great training camp out in Portugal for a week and then we were back in Dublin, before going out to Denmark. It’s a really tight-knit group and you can see it on and off the pitch.

“Hopefully we have something to look forward to in September. We have Switzerland at home and then a friendly and we’ll be going into the Switzerland game full of confidence.”

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