CAMMY O'DONNELL hopes his weekend performance impressed the gaffer and insists he wants to help the team back into the Championship.

O'Donnell got his first start of the season with Kevin Cawley out injured and he certainly left an impression with a good first half before winning the decisive penalty in the second.

He told Advertiser Sport: "I thought we played very well, I thought we [figured] out the way they play and stopped them from playing and we created chances for ourselves and played very well."

The youngster is hoping he left a mark on the gaffer and is working on improving his game.

He continued: "I hope it impressed him, there's a lot more I feel I can do in the game, but my first 90 minutes back it was good to have a positive performance and hopefully I can just build on from there.

"I've been working on my shooting in my spare time, working on it when I'm in training so it's something I want to add to my game and hopefully it's coming and I can start putting it into a game."

Three of the younger players went out on loan last week but O'Donnell remained and is hoping to help the team however he can. He said: "I don't know what the managers thinking but hopefully he sees something in me and I can help the team this season which is what I want to do. I just want to stay and help the team."

The fans are back in attendance and O'Donnell feels it's brilliant to have them back.

"It's so much better," he said. "It gives you a bit of a buzz when you come out and obviously when you're playing there's a bit of atmosphere so it's much, much better and obviously I appreciate a wee chant."

O'Donnell's certainly a player to get fans on their feet and he showed that with a sublime piece of skill in the first half.

He said: "It's a trick I've always thought if you're near the byline, it's always a good one to get away and get a cross in. the opportunity came up, I knew what I was going to do before the ball came to me and it came off."

There's two more cup games before the start of the league campaign and O'Donnell, asked if the club can get straight back to the Championship, replied: "Definitely, the squad of players we've got is excellent.

"I learn so much from all the experienced boys in the team, not even just on the ball but off the ball: attitude, work-rate, everything so it's brilliant for me. We've got a good squad and I think it's a good opportunity for us to bounce back up to the Championship."