New signing Denver Taggart already enjoying life at Distillery

Denver Taggart, who is hoping Distillery's first win will come sooner rather than later.
Denver Taggart, who is hoping Distillery's first win will come sooner rather than later.

Lisburn Distillery’s new signing Denver Taggart has already settled in at New Grosvenor as he starts off a new challenge in his career.

Taggart said: “I’m really enjoying my time here at Distillery so far. Tommy Kincaid and the coaching staff have made me feel very welcome from the start.

“There is a good vibe around the team so I’m looking forward to having a good season.”

The former Donegal Celtic and Glenavon player commented on his new side’s training schedule.

He said: “Every Manager has their own training styles and as its only after pre-season we have done a lot of fitness work and recently we’ve been working on the team shape to get us prepared for the season ahead.”

The signing of Taggart is something of a coup for the Whites after he had a fantastic season for Donegal Celtic in the last campaign.

Distillery are his boyhood club, however, and Taggart is relishing the opportunity to play for the team he grew up supporting.

He said: “As Lisburn is my home town I feel privileged to play for Distillery. When I met with Tommy Kincaid I knew this was a club where I could develop as a player.

“I’m really looking forward to playing a part in trying to help the club fulfil its ambitions of reaching the top tier once again.”

Last season’s top scorer Sean Southam, meanwhile, has been impressed with the new signings, who he hopes can spark a challenge for the top.

He said: “The new signings have been great. They’re a good bunch of lads and have brought a lot to the changing room.

“It was great to get Niall Derry back. I’ve known him since school and he is a fantastic player and honestly, the best player I have played with.

With two games already down in Championship One, Taggart and Southam, who scored 19 goals last term, will be hoping to impress in next weekend’s game against Larne.