Wexford Youths hoping to see off Cabinteely FC

Published 24/04/2015 | 12:56

1 February 2013; Shane Keegan, Wexford Youths manager. Pre-Season Friendly, Wexford Youths v Shamrock Rovers, the Sportsgrounds, Carlow IT, Carlow. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
1 February 2013; Shane Keegan, Wexford Youths manager. Pre-Season Friendly, Wexford Youths v Shamrock Rovers, the Sportsgrounds, Carlow IT, Carlow. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

Wexford Youths welcome Cabinteely FC to Ferrycarrig Park in the second round of games in the SSE Airtricity First Division.

A single John McKeown goal was the difference between these sides when the met in Stradbrook on March 6 in front of 1,420 spectators. Speaking in his programme notes, manager Shane Keegan speaks of his admiration for the South Dublin club

'Many teams have come and gone from the League of Ireland in the last few years but you get the feeling that this club knows what its doing and has the foundations in place to be here for the long term and I'd like to wish them all the best for a long and successful future. (Just not at our expense this time!)'

As has been the case in recent weeks, Youths go into this fixture with a large number of injury doubts. Danny Furlong (knee), Aidan Keenan (shoulder), Craig Comerford (back), Craig Wall (ankle) and Eric Molloy (foot) will all be assessed closer to kick off to see what part, if any they will play. Both Stephen Last and Dean Broaders have returned to training and are pushing for a place in the match day squad.

Wexford Youths have yet to field what many consider their best starting XI this season, yet they find ourselves in 2nd position following the first round of fixtures and are firmly in the mix for promotion. A fantastic run of four straight league wins in a row which included three away victories has been slightly over-showed by their poor home form.

Shane Keegan does realise that the teams home form hasn't been good enough. 'Our main disappointment has been our home form and it is important that we go about correcting that so as to give every encouragement for fans to get to Ferrycarrig. Unfortunately its only been the hardcore of travelling fans who have seen the best of us so far, so its about time we started to correct that.'

Cabinteely have shown that they are no pushovers and picked up a well earned point away to Athlone Town last weekend.

Come along and cheer on the Youths Friday evening. Kick Off is at 8pm.

Wexford People

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