Friday 19 January 2018

Youths seek to build on encouraging Dundalk display

Shane Keegan.
Shane Keegan.

Wexford Youths will be hoping to see off Bohemians FC this Friday evening.

Last weekend Wexford Youths pushed reigning champions Dundalk all the way at Oriel Park.

Youths took the lead twice against the lilywhites and it took a last minute goal for Dundalk to steal all 3 points.

Wexford didn't get the share of the spoils that their attacking performance deserved but it has galvanised the spirit in the Youths camp and won over a hoard of new admirers in LOI circles including Irish Sun Columnist Dermot Keely who very publicly admitted that he got it wrong about Wexford Youths playing in the Premier this season.

Good performances count for very little unless you pick up points and Shane Keegan will be aiming for 3 points against Bohemians Friday evening. Back in March Wexford Youths played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in Dalymount Park to claim their very first Premier Division point.

Speaking ahead of Friday's game Wexford Youths Manager Shane Keegan is expecting another exciting encounter.

'Bohs really seemed to have turned a corner with the last two results so it's going to be a big challenge. We had a cracking game against them up there and with both teams so attack minded I'd expect this one to be similar.

'We gave a really good account of ourselves up in Oriel. It might not have got us any points but knowing that you can go toe to toe with the best team in the country does give players great confidence and I think we're in a very positive place heading into the game.'

Youths will be without Aidan Keenan, Peter Higgins and Lee Grace, while Gary Delaney and Danny Furlong continue to be injury doubts.

Kickoff in Ferrycarrig Park is at 8pm.

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