Wexford Youths hopeful of picking up points in Longford

Published 10/05/2016 | 17:00

Shane Keegan.
Shane Keegan.

Tuesday evening sees the start of the second round of fixtures in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division. At this stage all teams have sized each other up and played each other once.

Shane Keegan will be looking for his team to learn quickly from their mistakes and take their chances against the teams around them in the top flight.

At a recent Supporters Club Q&A session in Ferrycarrig Park, Shane spoke passionately about the squads belief that they belong in the Premier Division and that he firmly believes that this year is a marathon and not a sprint.

Wexford Youths travel to Longford Town to play the team we lost to on the opening night of the season in Ferrycarrig Park. It is a meeting of the two bottom sides in the league and a game neither will want to lose. Longford haven't won a Premier Division match since that opening day win against Wexford, while Youths single victory against Bray Wanderers seems like an eternity away also.

Shane Keegan said: 'We were very disappointed not to take any points from the Longford game in our own place. We played well and had the vast majority of the possession but they defended very well and made it hard for us to break them down. If we can learn a few lessons from that performance I think we'll have every chance.

'We're not happy with our points total from the first round, simple as that. But there's no magic wand, its simply a case of working harder than ever before and if we all do that it will turn around, I have no doubt about that.'

On the injury front Youths continue to be without Lee Grace, Aidan Keenan and Peter Higgins with Shane Dunne back pushing for his first start of the season.

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