Longford Town look to cause cup shock

This Saturday Longford Town welcome Premier Division side Sligo Rovers to The City Calling Stadium for the first round of the FAI Cup.

It’s a huge game for the midlands club as they will aim to upset the odds against one of the country’s best.

Sligo come into this game second from bottom in the top flight. Their last five games have seen four draws and one defeat so they are a side lacking confidence but Longford manager Neale Fenn knows this side have enough quality to turn up on any giving day and beat whoever they play

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“They have strengthen well of late with some good signings so they look at where they had problems and acted on it to try and get their season up and running”

Longford suffered defeat to Cobh last weekend in the league but they were without a number of key players that day one of which was captain Kevin O’Connor. Neale was asked by our reporter Daithí Boland if whether or not he will be available this weekend

“We hope he’s going to be fit but nothing is confirmed as of yet”

Cup competitions are made for shock results and although the league hasn’t gone as planned for Fenn’s men this is a new competition and if Longford can get the performance needed The City Calling Stadium may see some great scenes.

Kick off at The City Calling Stadium tomorrow is 7:30pm

To hear the full interview with Neale Fenn listen to the audio below