Youths on the long road to Sligo
Published 07/05/2016 | 15:57
Wexford Youths travel to play Sligo Rovers in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division this Saturday.
Back to back Premier Division wins against Longford Town and Derry City have seen Sligo climb to 8th place in the league table.
Wexford Youths draw against Finn Harps last Friday halted a run of three straight defeats in all competitions.
The trip to Sligo on Saturday evening will be the first ever competitive match between the two sides and manager Shane Keegan is looking forward to the game.
'I think the second half performance last week was a big turning point. We haven't played as well in recent weeks as we were earlier in the season but we had a real look at ourselves at half time against Harps and I got a great response from them. We got ourselves back on the front foot and got back into a positive mindset and that attitude has continued during the week in our training.'
'Sligo have been in great form lately so it's going to be a really tough test but we're determined to hit the ground running from the first minute this week and if we do that we're more than capable of coming away with points.'
Youths will continue to be without long term injury casualties Aidan Keenan, Lee Grace and Peter Higgins but Keegan would have been delighted to see Shane Dunne make his first appearance of the season against Finn Harps. Wexford Youths also welcome Danny Furlong back from suspension.
Kick off in the Showgrounds, Sligo is at 7.45pm.
In other news Wexford Youths can confirm the following Cup Fixtures due to take place this month.
Tuesday 17th May. Wexford Youths v Collinstown FC. Leinster Senior Cup Semi Final. Ferrycarrig Park. Kick Off 8pm
Friday 20th May. Wexford Youths v Firhouse Clover. Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup 2nd Round. Ferrycarrig Park. Kick Off 8pm.