Ryan Brennan signs new deal for 2024

Drogheda United are delighted to announce that midfielder Ryan Brennan has signed a new deal with the club.

Brennan is heading into his sixth season with his hometown club, having first broken into the first team in 2010.

He returned to the club for the 2012 and 2013 seasons after a spell at Monaghan United.

Brennan began his third spell in claret and blue in 2022 and has now made 168 appearances in five seasons with the club, scoring 26 times.

The 2023 season saw the 32-year-old make 33 appearances, scoring six times.

“I’m delighted to sign a new contract. The club is going in the right direction and when Kevin picked up the phone, it was an easy decision. There’s been a lot of hard work over the last few years, and I’m looking forward to next season now.

“Looking back to 2013 and my second stint at the club, it was similar to the last couple of years, with volunteers, with massive efforts going in behind the scenes to keep the club afloat.

“Everyone behind the scenes has worked really hard. It’s another massive year for us, to try and push on from last season.

“I’ve had to adapt my game as well, I done half a pre-season last year as the season before I had got injured in pre-season. That has stood to me, and I felt as fit as I ever have last season,” Brennan said.

Kevin Doherty also expressed his delight at Brennan signing a new deal with the club.

“Ryan was a contender for player of the year last season. His contribution, he played a lot more than he did the previous season.

“Myself, Daire and the staff learned from the year before where he had got injured in pre-season. We managed him a bit differently, and his fitness levels, how he looks after himself, he’s an example to everyone else. He epitomises everything about what we want at the club.

“When I needed Ryan to play, up front, in the middle, or centre-half, he was brilliant. You can see what it means to him playing for his local club too. He’s a seriously talented player who contributes massively in every game he plays, at both ends of the pitch he’s so effective,” Doherty explained.

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