First Team

Jimmy not Dunne with scoring

30th September 2018

Jimmy Dunne hopes to start adding more goals to his game after his header clinched a 2-1 victory over St Johnstone yesterday afternoon.

The on-loan Burnley defender rose highest to nod home from Olly Lee’s corner, following Peter Haring’s opening goal.

It proved crucial after Ross Callachan pulled one back for Saints, and the Irishman believes he can cause more problems in the opposition’s box, given his height and his propensity to head clear anything that comes into his own area.

“It was a great feeling to score,” he said. “I felt it was a long time coming, we’ve been creating a lot of chances and putting teams under a lot of pressure.

“I feel it could have come at any time, but it proved to be an important goal, because we let St Johnstone in after inviting a bit of pressure.

“I think I should be scoring more, I’m 6ft 5in, and I’m learning to head everything in my own box so I don’t see why I shouldn’t be causing a bit of mayhem in the opposition penalty areas too.

“If it’s something where I can get five or six goals a season, it adds a lot to your stats and to your value to the team.”