Wexford Youths hoping for a win against Cobh Ramblers

Published 08/05/2015 | 12:54

4 August 2014; Danny Furlong, Wexford Youths. EA Sports Cup Semi-Final, Dundalk v Wexford Youths, Oriel Park, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
4 August 2014; Danny Furlong, Wexford Youths. EA Sports Cup Semi-Final, Dundalk v Wexford Youths, Oriel Park, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Wexford Youths welcome Cobh Ramblers to Ferrycarrig Park this Friday night.

The Youths won the corresponding fixture down in Cobh 4-1 back in March (Aidan Keenan, Eric Molloy and Danny Furlong goals) and the last time these sides met in Wexford, the Youths also won 2-1 on July 4, 2014 with Eric Molloy and Danny Furlong scoring the goals that day.

Since then the visitors have changed manager and Youths manager Shane Keegan knows that, as always, Ramblers will prove a tough test

'I have no doubt that tonight's game represents one of our toughest challenges of the year. Having conceded just 3 goal in their last 5 games it's clear that the turn around has come on the back of implementing sound defensive principles and they have become really hard to break down.

For the first time this season Youths go into this fixture with a fully fit squad to chose from with only slight concerns over Danny Furlong (knee) and Dean Broaders (achilles) Eric Molloy, Craig Comerford and Craig Wall have all come through a full week of training and will look to be included in the match day squad.

After scoring in last week's win over Waterford, Conor Whittle has his sights firmly at Cobh: 'It's always nice to win the southeast derby especially down in Waterford after the disappointment of losing to them at home in the first round of games. That's out of the way now another big game this week against Cobh which will be another important game. We need a big performance from all the lads once again.'

Kick off in Ferrycarrig Park is 8pm.

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