Fenn Expects Toughest Shelbourne Encounter

Neale Fenn admits he sounds like a broken record as top play second in the SSE Airtricity League first division on Friday night.

Town face their toughest test of the season as they travel to league leaders Shelbourne, the pre-season favourites sit one point above town.

“Again it’s another big game, they all are, we’re looking forward to it, but we know it’s going to be tough” explained Fenn.

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“I sound like a broken record, but it’s going to be tough, I’ve seen a lot of Shels, I got there whenever we’re not playing, I know a lot of about them, but that’s not saying it’s going to be any easier.”

The sides last met on March 30th goals from Peter Hopkins and Karl Chambers seeing Town to a 2-0 win in City Calling Stadium.

Ian Morris side are on a winning streak having won three-in-a-row, and collected 19 points from a possible 27 since last playing Town, five wins have come in Tolka Park.

“The pitch looks fantastic, from just looking at the stand it’s the best I’ve seen it in a while” explained Fenn, expected a fast flowing game.

“They’ve not always been at their best, but they manage to nick a win” added the Town boss, “Ryan Brennan, James English, Kilduff players that can score goals out of nothing, they have got that quality”.

“But we can’t fear anybody we’ve got we are, playing the way we playing so let’s them worry about us.”

Sam Verdon is Neale Fenn’s only doubt for the trip to the north Dublin venue.

Shelbourne v Longford Town

Friday May 31st

Tolka Park, 7.45pm

Referee: Alan Patchell