Derry City manager Declan Devine has likened Adrian Delap to former Candystripes star Niall McGinn.
Delap came off the bench last night to score Derry’s first goal in the 3-2 win over Finn Harps.
The 20-year-old Donegal man is highly rated at the Brandywell and Devine has tipped the Ray native to shine.
“It was a fantastic goal from a young lad,” Devine said of Delap’s goal.
“It was a fantastic finish.
“He has had a huge impact on this team. Delap is one for the future.
“He reminds me a lot of a young Niall McGinn.”
Devine was Derry’s assistant manager when McGinn left to join Celtic in 2009. McGinn is now with Aberdeen and has won 53 Northern Ireland caps.
Delap reminds Devine of Tyrone man McGinn.
Devine said: “I feel he can get better. He’s a player who will benefit in a full-time set-up and benefit from playing with good players.
“I’m delighted for Aidy. He’s a fantastic kid with a fantastic attitude.”
Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years’ experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.