Shane Blaney aims to seal a month-long loan after making his debut last night for Doncaster Rovers.
After moving from Finn Harps in January, Blaney admits that the step into League One has been tough – but the Letterkenny teenager is confident that he can make the cut in England.
“I know I can play at this level and I know I can play higher than this level,” the defender told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.
“It’s the stuff other than the football that I need to be doing. The biggest part of it is settling in. That’s massive. I probably only settled in this season.
“It’s been hard. It’s taken me a while. I’ve a long way to go.
“The next game in the Chekcatrade Trophy isn’t for a month. I’m looking to go out on loan for a month, just to get games under my belt. I need to get games. I need to just kick on.”
Grant McCann, the Doncaster manager, told Blaney – who played against Everton for the club’s reserves in the Premier League Cup on Friday night – on Monday that he was in the starting line-up.
Alfie May scored a brace to ensure Blaney had a winning start and the former St Eunan’s College student had a header early on cleared off the line, denying him a dream debut goal.
He said: “It was good to get out there, really. It’s been a long time since I came over here. I played well and kept everything simple enough.”
Listen to the full interview below …