Home Irish Football Dundalk Target Ex-Sligo Striker Pádraig Amond

Dundalk Target Ex-Sligo Striker Pádraig Amond

It is understood that Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny is keen on bringing former Sligo Rovers forward Pádraig Amond to Oriel Park.

Amond, who was most recently with Morecambe, is also rumoured to be attracting interest from Linfield as well as a number of English clubs.

While Dundalk have scored more times than any other team in the Premier Division this season, only five of their 33 goals have come from regular centre-forward David McMillan.

Still coming to terms with the loss of last year’s top scorer Patrick Hoban, who joined Oxford United in January, Kenny is in the market for attacking reinforcements and Amond could become the missing piece of the jigsaw.

Gavin McLaughlin, sports editor at the Dundalk Democrat newspaper, tweeted yesterday:

Carlow native Amond, 27, started his career at Shamrock Rovers before switching to Sligo, his 17 league goals in 2010 winning him a move to Portuguese outfit Paços Ferreira.

He thereafter spent two seasons with Accrington Stanley before moving to fellow League Two side Morecambe in 2013. Now out of contract, he scored a total of 10 goals in all competitions this season.

Niall Newberry, Pundit Arena.

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About Niall Newberry

Niall is an ardent Dundalk and Irish football supporter. He can be found at any given League of Ireland ground on Friday nights and has a soft spot for Aston Villa across the pond. He's also written for the award-winning Dundalk FC Magazine and Extratime.ie