Friday 4th June 2021
EOGHAN STOKES will spend the summer watching one of his old mates aiming to win the European Championship.
But he’ll also spend it looking forward to a new start with Dumbarton, after admitting he’s had better seasons than the last 12 months.
The attacking midfield player was one of three signings for the new season unveiled by Sons today, checking in after spending time at Airdrieonians.
The 25-year-old former Ireland youth international is keen to show the form that once enticed Portuguese giants Boavista to invite him on trial.
Having played first-team football for Leeds United, and grown up playing beside a current England international, he comes to the Rock with a strong CV.
Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Eoghan said: “I’m looking forward to it. I know some boys who have played at Dumbarton before and said some good things about it.
“Ally Roy was there before and I’ve been speaking to him about it, and I’ve spoken to Calum Gallagher as well.
“The manager said I would get an opportunity to play and that we’ll be looking to play the right way. He said all the right things to get me to the club and now I just want to get playing again.
“I’ve had better seasons than I had last year, put it that way. It was a learning experience for me, coming over here, and I know what to expect now. I’m looking forward to the year to come.
“Kalvin Phillips was in the youth setup with me at Leeds, and I played with him all the way through that setup.”
Although Eoghan has previously been branded as a striker, he reckons that Sons fans should expect to see him playing in midfield.
He hopes he can do that to help Dumbarton achieve a more positive league finish over the coming season.
He added: “The manager is also looking to improve on what happened last season. He’ll bring in some good players and we’ll certainly look to finish higher up the table.
“I played upfront when I was younger, but I haven’t done that in years. I’m more of an attacking midfield player.
“I like to get on the ball and get forward, creating chances and scoring goals as well.”