Fenn Looks To Bounce Back Against Drogheda

Neale Fenn wants his Longford Town side to build on their home form as they face a promotion battle with Drogheda United on Saturday night.

Defeat to Limerick last weekend saw Town slip to third in the table after Tim Clany’s Drogheda United bagged victory over Cobh Ramblers.

“It’s a bit frustrating that we’re not picking up results away and we need to start doing that” explained Fenn, “but at the start of the season you always say you want your home ground a fortress”

“We’ve only lost one game at home and conceded three goals at home, so it’s a good home record that is going to be tested by a good Drogheda team” added Fenn.

While Drogheda moved into second place in the league table last Friday night, Fenn believes his side can reclaim second spot.

“The table doesn’t lie, they’re on a good run but we have nothing to fear and if anything Drogheda will be fearing us.”

“The games between us have been close, I think the first half at our place it was two good teams going at it, but we won 3-0” declared Fenn.

“The second game ended 1-0 and you expect to come under a little bit of pressure, but I don’t think we were hanging on, we just saw out the victory.”

I expect it to be tight no team will be dominating it will just be hanging on.”

Town are without Paul O’Connor (Cheeck) while Dean Byrne is doubtful having picked up an injury against Limerick last week.

Town gave debuts to new signing’s Jack Doherty and Dylan Grimes last weekend, with Fenn happy to with their contributions.

“I thought the two boys did well last week, it’s too easy to settle into a team mid-season, but I think they will be good assets going forward.”

Longford Town v Drogheda United

City Calling Stadium

Saturday July 13th, 7.45pm

Referee: Alan Patchell