LIVEWIRE forward Mark Bradley has described the competition for a first-team place on the Tyrone senior team as “crazy” in the build-up to Saturday’s McKenna Cup final against Derry.
Bradley spearheaded Killyclogher’s magnificent Tyrone SFC success last season but it’s by no means a given that he cements a first-team place with the depth of attacking talent at Mickey Harte’s disposal (albeit Connor McAliskey is cruciate-stricken).
A determined Darren McCurry slotted over six points in their semi-final win over Fermanagh on Sunday while rookies Lee Brennan and Ronan McHugh haven’t looked out of place either.
“Talk about competition, but it’s not a bad problem to have. Poor ‘Skeet’ [McAliskey] would’ve been another phenomenal footballer to have and it’s very unfortunate for him.
“It’s not a bad problem – having eight, nine or ten forwards. If someone’s having a bad day someone else can step in.
“A few boys have freshened it up and added a new dimension. They’re nipping at your heels for a place, competition’s crazy, you have to keep up and you have to keep pushing.”
The full interview with Mark Bradley is available in store today or online here.
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