Devine heaps praise on ‘“Brotherly Love!”

�/Lorcan Doherty Photography - May 7th 2011. ''Airtricity League Premier Division. Derry City V UCD. Derry's Shane McEleney and UCD's Graham Rusk.''Photo Credit Lorcan Doherty Photography
�/Lorcan Doherty Photography - May 7th 2011. ''Airtricity League Premier Division. Derry City V UCD. Derry's Shane McEleney and UCD's Graham Rusk.''Photo Credit Lorcan Doherty Photography

DERRY City brothers, Shane and Patrick McEleney are, according to Brandywell boss, Declan Devine, maturing into top senior players.

And Devine holds the view that both will have vital roles to play as the current season progresses.

Following the recent back-to-back victories over Bohemians, the Derry boss was fulsom in his praise last night.

“Both Patrick and Shane have been excellent for us,” delcared Devine.

“Shane has been particularly promising this season while Patrick has certainly moved up a gear over recent matches and I’ve been impressed not only with their contributions but also with their versatility,” added Devine.

“Shane stepped into the left-back berth following an injury to Sean Houston on Monday night - he’s played in every position across the back four.

“While Patrick has played on both flanks as well as in behind the striker in a forward role. He boasts great quality and techniquie, but he only has to look towards his brother to realise what’s expected of him both on and off the pitch.”

Both players are expected to start against Dundalk this evening.

Meanwhile, tickets for the forthcoming Europa League match will go on general sale inside the Brandywell tonight, the tickets priced at £20 and £15 concessionary.

Tonight’s match will be covered by local radio with the BBC Radio Foyle (792 Medium Wave) and Drive 105 programmes kicking-off at 7.30 p.m