ROGERS NOT JUST A Christmas #1

  • Mon, Jan 04, 2010 @ 0:24

Goalkeeper Gary Rogers signed from Galway United last season has recently put pen to paper to sign for the Saints next season and is planning on making some new year resolutions.

"My main aim for 2010 is to nail down the #1 jersey and keep it for the whole season, and as a team I'd be hoping that we can make a big improvement on last years' league performances and enjoy a good cup-run or two."

Last season definitely had plenty of highs and lows for the former Meath goalkeeper.

"The Europa Leauge run was a massive bonus and a great experience but some of our league results were hugely disappointing and the defeat to Waterford in the cup was particularly hard to take."

"For a lot of last season we had an unsettled side with injuries, suspensions and players playing out of position. "

"A settled back 4 or 5 is something I'm sure Pete Mahon will be aiming to put in place".

Rogers is looking forward to working once again under Pete Mahon and John Gill in January.

"When they came into the club they put a very good structure in place, we had an itenary of what was in place for us two or three weeks in advance, training was tough but enjoyable and I especially enjoyed working with Brian O'Shea the goalkeeping coach."

"Of course there will be another goalkeeper joining the squad but I will just have to concentrate on my own performance, put in a good pre-season and hopefully start off the season in the number one jersey."

While he is looking forward to getting back to training, the changeover to night-time is unlikely to make much of a difference.

"Training is training and you still have to put in the effort, we play matches at night so it probably makes more sense to train in the evening."

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