King Looking To Reign Supreme in Intermediate Cupby Cork Sports News October 17, 2019
Rockmount host Midleton tomorrow night in the stand out fixture in the FAI Intermediate Cup.
Alan King has returned to Rockmount after a previous successful spell and is looking for more silverware at the club.
The midfielder is expecting a stern test from Midleton.
“I’ve no doubt Midleton will be up for the game against us Friday night.
“Its a huge game for both clubs and I think the pressure is on us after reaching the semi-final last year so i think all eyes will be on us to progress to the open draw after this round.
“Midleton are a good side so we will have a real battle on our hands, we will need to perform well to get the result and the lads are well aware of that,” said Alan.
Rockmount have a talented squad to choose from this season and are always strong under Billy Cronin and competition for place is fierce again this campaign.
“My goal at the start of every season is to pick up a winners medal and number one is and always will be is the league and we hope to do that this season.
“Winning a trophy has to be seen as a somewhat succesful season and hopefully we can pick up a few cups.
“This years squad is very strong in my eyes with about 25 players to choose from and the competition is great.
“Everyone is fighting for a place and its good to see.
“There’s alot of younger lads coming through the squad which is great to see and hopefully the older and more experienced lads will help them progress even more.
It’s a long season and if we stick together not only as a team but as a squad I can see us hopefully land a few trophies,” commented Alan.
And what brought Alan back to Rockmount over all the other clubs that would have been looking to secure his services this season?
“To be honest, I had it in my head if I was to go back senior it would be to Rockmount.
“I’m back now and loving it to be fair.
“A few lads I played with before I went to Australia are still here so that helped my decision and you are well looked after out there.
“Obviously, I’m grateful to be asked by the clubs that did contact me also and showing interest because this time last year I wasnt sure if I could play again over an injury to my ankle.
“I put the work in to comeback from that and decided too rejoin Rockmount so now it’s all about looking forward to the rest of the season and seeing whats in store,” concluded Alan.
Alan King was speaking to Paul Connolly for Cork Sports News.