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11 goals in 6 games earns Dundalk's European hero McMillan Player of the Month

The 27-year-old Lilywhites striker admits it has been a “crazy” few weeks.

McMillan receiving his award from SSE Airtricity's Ronan Brady today.
McMillan receiving his award from SSE Airtricity's Ronan Brady today.
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DAVID MCMILLAN HAS found the back of the net 11 times in what has been a historic month for Dundalk.

Back-to-back hat-tricks in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division (against Derry City and Longford Town) were followed up by goals in both legs of the Champions League qualifier against FH Hafnarfjordur.

Then on that memorable night in Tallaght Stadium last week, the 27-year-old striker scored twice as the Lilywhites upset the odds to knock BATE Borisov out of Europe and progress to the play-offs.

This afternoon, Dubliner McMillan, who balances football with working as an architect, was awarded the SSE Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month award for July.

“The award comes after a good month so I’m delighted to get it,” said McMillan, who picks up the prize for the third time.

“I had two hat-tricks in the month so that was a bit of a once off too.

“Between the league and Europe it’s been a good run for us and obviously it was topped off with an incredible night against BATE in Tallaght.”

Source: SSE Airtricity/YouTube

Stephen Kenny’s side are back in league action away to Bray Wanderers tomorrow night, before a two-legged tie with Legia Warsaw — where a place in the Champions League group stages is up for grabs.

“Legia are a great side and we’re going to be massive underdogs,” he added. “They’ve had some great results in Europe. But our squad is feeling fit and strong, the players feel good.”

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