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Dundalk must finish job, warns manager Stephen Kenny

Updated: Wednesday, 02 Jul 2014 17:26 | Comments

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny salutes the crowd
Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny salutes the crowd

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Stephen Kenny has hailed his side's performance after Dundalk won their Europa League qualifier first leg in Luxembourg but warned that the job is only half done.

“It was a good win," the Dundalk boss told RTÉ Sport after the 2-0 victory over Jeunesse Esch.

"For a lot of the players it was their first performance in Europe, so they were apprehensive and didn’t know what to expect.

“Jeunesse Esch had beaten Finnish opposition last year, so we knew they had some pedigree, in terms of winning matches.

“We had to come here, be professional and play well. We did that, so it was a good victory.”

“The main issue for us now is complacency, we can’t afford to be complacent.

“It’s a big incentive to play Hadjuk Split in the next round, that would be a big game. But we still have some work to do before we get there, it’s only halfway.

Kenny dismissed the suggestion that the Lilywhites might be content to hold their lead in Oriel Park next week.

"We could have played an extra player in midfield and tried to dominate possession, but we played with four attacking players and Richie Towell," he said.

“We have to be positive next week and try to win the game at home as well.”

Kenny also paid tribute to the Dundalk fans who made the trip to support their team: “We had great support. People made the effort to get there and it was a great crowd."

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