Jack Tuite was one of two Drogheda players, alongside goalkeeper Ross Treacy, to play the full ninety minutes in our friendly against Dundalk on Friday.
Dundalk won the game 1-0 courtesy of a tenth minute Daniel Cleary header from a Stefan Colovic corner.
Luke McQuillan spoke with the defender to see his thoughts on what was a competitive encounter.
“Friday night’s match was really enjoyable because it was the first game in months against a good opposition.
“I felt we held our own. Playing matches is always going to be the best way to prepare for the league games that are coming.
The game in Oriel Park was Drogheda’s first since beating UCD 5-1 at the beginning of March, a game where Tuite netted his first goal for the club with Drogheda’s fourth on the night.
“It was great to get a full 90 minutes in especially after such a long break. The legs left it after about an hour but you can’t replicate the minutes you get on the pitch.
“I’m looking forward to the rest of our friendlies and the league to kick off again,” Tuite said.
Training and matches have now returned with new guidelines in place but Tuite feels the precautions are right.
“There’s lots of new regulations around players and staff but I feel the right precautions are in place to protect everyone.
“If we want the league to continue we have to keep it as safe as possible,” Tuite explained.