Basement battle a must-win for Youths

Published 12/08/2016 | 14:50

Johnny Bonner (Wexford Youths) Kaleem Simon (Longford Town)
Johnny Bonner (Wexford Youths) Kaleem Simon (Longford Town)

Ferrycarrig Park plays host to possibly the biggest game of the Youths' season on Friday as Wexford Youths take on bottom side Longford Town.

Wexford Youths currently sit in the relegation play-off position, currently 5 points clear of Longford and desperate for a win after a tough 5-0 home defeat against Sligo.

Ahead of the Longford match, Shane Keegan stressed the importance of the game, and was keen to rally his side.

'Obviously this is a big big game and there's no point in saying otherwise. I'm looking for our lads to step up, be brave and face the challenge head on.'

'In a strange way I think the hammering last weekend has given us the kick in the arse that we needed. I've demanded a response and this is the ideal game to deliver on it.'

Eric Molloy and Conor Whittle return to the squad from injury, while Danny Ledwith remains sidelined.

Kick off in Ferrycarrig Park is set for 8pm.

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