UCD midfielder Greg Sloggett says he’s ready to fully focus of football and see where it takes him.
The student, who’s studying Computer Science at the college, says he sometimes finds it difficult to manage both his studies and his football, but once the exams are over it’s down to the serious business of trying to make a name for himself in the game.
The 20 year-old is a regular for Collie O’Neill and is hoping to step up his performances as the season progresses.
We spoke after UCD’s 2-2 come from behind performance on Friday night. He said,”The game against Cabinteely was tough, and of the two teams we probably came away happier at the end of the night after going 2-0 down inside half an hour. We must give them credit, they set up very well, pressed effectively and gave us no time on the ball.”
“We weren’t up to scratch though, and we never got going in the first half at all. Thankfully Cian scored a great goal to give us something to build on going into half-time.”
“We knew we needed to raise our game, and we did in the second half, but I don’t feel like we ever got near top gear on the night.”
“Georgie (Kelly) has been great for us this season and we were grateful he scored again late on to salvage a point for us.”
“I’ve no doubt we’ll look back on this as two points dropped, but Cabinteely have really improved. Pat has done a fine job taking them to the next level since he took over, especially brining in some of the ex UCD lads. I expect them to have a good season.”
“For me personally it’s been an inconsistent year so far. It’s a strange scenario in UCD with college football overlapping with the beginning and end of the first division season, and mixing all that with my computer science degree is quite taxing sometimes.”
“I’m at a point in my life now where I’m ready to finish up with my education, and focus solely on football to see where it takes me. I’m looking forward to finishing exams for the summer so I can do just that, at least until September.”
“Saying all that, I’ve not been satisfied with my own performances so far this season, mostly cause I haven’t been consistent enough as I mentioned. Hopefully I can improve in this regard and help to keep us in contention for promotion this season.”