After an unbelievable season with Dundalk in Ireland and the rest of Europe, Daryl Horgan has got himself a big move to Preston North End.
The English Championship is a great place for Horgan to improve his career just like it has for the likes of Kevin Doyle and Shane Long who both played for Cork City and then moved on to Reading and from there became Premier League players.
Horgan is playing at a team that is right for him, Preston don’t expect to be promoted to the Premier League and at the moment they have no worries about getting relegated. He is also in a team that contains Aiden McGeady a Republic of Ireland international and winger who can help Horgan settle in and teach him how to improve as a winger. Going by his first start for Preston North End Daryl doesn’t seem to need much help as he helped Preston to a 2-0 win against League leaders Brighton & Hove Albion.
Daryl set up the second goal that gave Preston a massive win and showed what a good player Daryl Horgan is, but if you have been watching Irish football and Europa and Champions League football recently you would already know how good Horgan is. He helped Dundalk reach the Group Stages of the Europa League and even scored a fantastic goal away to Zenit St Petersburg.
Is Daryl Horgan the next Damien Duff I don’t think he is, because he is a player that has so many different qualities than Duff had. He has proved this season that he is a fantastic player with Dundalk and he looks like he could be a fantastic player for Preston too. I am sure we will see him in the Republic of Ireland team soon, and I’m sure it won’t be long till he is terrorising full back in the Premier League.