Ahead of tomorrow night’s encounter against UCD in the league of Ireland first Division the Longford Town manager Neale Fenn has reminded his side of the importance of accumulating as many points as possible between now and the end of the season.
The Longford manager is looking for his side to respond in a positive fashion to the disappointment of the cup defeat against Cork City last weekend. When it comes to reflecting on that defeat, Fenn feels that playing against the Premier Division champions elect will give his side a clear indication as to the level they must strive to achieve to in the future.
When it comes to the final league meeting of the season against UCD tomorrow the Longford manger is worried about a possible anticlimax compared to the electric atmosphere that was very evident at the same venue for last weekend’s match with John Caulfield’s side.
Prior to Fenn taking over at the City Calling Stadium, Longford suffered two defeats at the hands of tomorrow’s opposition this season. The last meeting between the sides was Fenn’s second game in charged and the match finished 0-0.
Finishing as high up the table is important to Longford for a number of different reasons, the manager is anxious to attract a number of new players to the Club prior to the start of next season and he is also keen to hold on to a number of the current squad. Needless to say the better the finish to the season the better the chances of attracting new players to the midlands based club and getting them to wear the red and black of Longford Town for next season.
Finally when it comes to the big story concerning the league for this week, the investigation into the recent friendly between Bray and Waterford the Longford boss is disappointed that once again the league is in the news for all the wrong reasons. He makes some interesting and accurate as regards how much effort will go into a friendly at any time and it’s easy to understand why he sounds frustrated when describing how the bad press portrays the league in a negative light.
Take a listen to the full interview with Neale Fenn and Shannonside’s John Lynch