Sunday 18 August 2019

Crucial game ahead for Wexford Youths

Wexford Youths manager Shane Keegan.
Wexford Youths manager Shane Keegan.

By Ian O'Neill

Wexford Youths welcome Finn Harps to Ferrycarrig Park for the second time this season in what is easily the biggest game of the season for both clubs so far.

Last time out in Ferrycarrig , Finn Harps won 1-0 thanks to a Thomas McMonagle goal but Youths took a measure of revenge when both sides met in Ballybofey when Youths ran out 3-1 winners, with Danny Furlong and Andy Mulligan (2) putting Ollie Horgan's side to the sword.

Speaking ahead of the game, Shane Keegan is aware of the importance of this fixture.

'This game doesn't need any extra hyping up as the league table speaks for itself and we all know what is at stake. It may not quite be the title decider that both clubs hope the final game will be but it's certainly going to have a major say in things. One thing that could be a huge help to us over the remainder of the season is that six of our remaining nine games are at home.'

Keegan also has a special message to the clubs fans.

'The support that you offered during and after our defeat to Athlone was outstanding and if we continue to get your backing at tough times during the run in then I think it really can help drive us on." Youths go into this game with no new injuries or niggles but will be without long term injury victims Stephen Last and Dean Broaders who won't play again this season and Aidan Keenan who is still a few weeks away after a medial knee ligament injury.

'Kick off in Ferrycarrig Park is 8pm but we would advise fans to arrive early as possible as we are anticipating a large crowd.'

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