KARL O’Sullivan says he wants to repay Finn Harps’ faith him.
The Kerry man has committed to another season at Finn Park, having attracted interest from Derry City lately.
Indeed, Declan Devine, the Derry manager, was confident that a deal had been brokered, but O’Sullivan will be back by the Finn in the 2021 season.
“From coming in at the start of last year, I think I’ve matured a lot as a player and that’s all down to Ollie (Horgan), ‘Higgsy’ (Paul Hegarty) and the players at the club,” O’Sullivan said.
“Ollie and Paul took a chance on me last year and gave me an opportunity to play in the Premier Division again so I owe them a lot. Overall, the players, staff and everyone at the club make you feel very welcome and I’m looking forward to pushing on again this year.”
O’Sullivan scored twice in 14 appearances in 2020 and wants to kick on again.
He said: “I enjoyed my time with Harps last season, there were a great bunch of players with a lot of togetherness in the group. I suppose a lot of us felt we probably underachieved last year with the team we had so hopefully we can manage to kick on again next year.
“There were certainly a lot of ups and downs throughout the year. I was a bit unlucky at times with injuries across the season but still managed to play a lot of games and get on the scoresheet a few times.
“I had never played as a forward before, even at underage level and so it was a big change for me. I was always more of a winger or a midfielder. I enjoyed it though, it was a nice change but I’ll play anywhere to be honest. You have to be able to adapt in this game, especially at senior level.”