Irish Daily Star

Kacper drives for a spot on Dalyer’s grid

- ■■Garry DOYLE

KACPER Chorazka is the Pole seeking pole position on the starting grid at Dalymount.

The 25-year-old has compared his rivalry with fellow Bohs keeper James Talbot to two racing drivers seeking ascendancy in Formula 1.

Right now Chorazka is leading the race but with Talbot available again, after a spell out to deal with mental health issues, no one knows who’ll be in the driver’s seat when this season enters the finishing straight.

But former Manchester United trialist and Poland underage internatio­nal Chorazka hopes will him.

He said: “James is well regarded here and it will be a challenge to stay in the team. “It is like Formula 1. “You are team-mates but you want to be first. He is a great keeper, an amazing person.

“He is helpful. He gives advice to everybody. He is a great lad. We get on well together.”

And right now Bohs are getting on well in the League of Ireland top flight, rising to third place on Monday after nailing back-to-back wins for the first time in a year.

Tonight they host Drogheda, with Chorazka aiming to keep another clean sheet against more Louth opposition, after keeping Dundalk scoreless on Monday.

That game was played in a gale — resulting in the former Wisla Krakow keeper having to regularly adjust his footing.

But he insisted: “The first half was difficult with the wind and we had it be to adjust because of the conditions.

“For me, as a keeper, it was about concentrat­ion.

“We made six changes from Friday and the idea was to make changes after the break and you could see the difference they made when we introduced the substituti­ons.

“The win was great to get because this has been like a rollercoas­ter season.

“Remember, three months ago, I was playing in front of a few hundred people inside a Cypriot stadium.

“It is a different culture here. I am enjoying every single moment.”

That’s surprise because Chorazka’s time in Cyprus was surreal.

On one level, the standard was as high as he has experience­d in his career, Cypriot club football heavily influenced by

Greek and

Spanish imports.

STADIUM clocks

■ at League of Ireland games will be left running until the completion of each half.

Up to now, scoreboard clocks would stop at 45 minutes and 90 minutes, regardless of how much added time was allotted by match officials.

As a result, supporters

■ would often be left guessing as to what minute the game had crept into.

But nobody will be in the dark any more under changes being introduced under Internatio­nal Football Associatio­n Board (IFAB) guidelines, where technology allows.


But the slow pace of the game frustrated him — as matches could sometimes take place in searing heat.

He said: “The football here, like the weather, is different. no (left) (far left)

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