Longford Will Struggle To Keep Neale Fenn

Wexford boss Brian O’Sullivan believes Longford Town will struggle to hold onto Neale Fenn as he’s set for bigger things.

Bottom placed Wexford travel to Longford Town on Saturday night with the Wexford boss heaping praise on Fenn and his Longford team.

“They were probably the best footballing team we have played” explained O’Sullivan, Longford having beaten Wexford 2-1 in Ferrycarrig Park last April.


“The last time we played them, first half from their point of view they didn’t perform” explained O’Sullivan.

“From our point of view we played very well. Second half, they were excellent they attacked us, got in behind us, they caused us all sorts of problems.”

“You can see why they’re up at the top of the table and I really think Longford will have a problem trying to hang onto Neale”

“Neale has them very well organised, I think they’re going to close to being promoted if they’re not promoted automatically” added O’Sullivan.

Wexford sit bottom of the SSE Airtricity League First Division having collected eight points from their opening 15 games, but O’Sullivan believes they are better than the table suggests.

“It’s very hard to explain” O’Sullivan states with a tone of disappointment. “At the start of the year we went in and the club was very down. We didn’t really have a team in pre-season.”

“Once the season got going we were getting hopped off. But we’ve got lads in the likes of Danny Furlong, Jack Doherty, Chris Kenny.”

“We’re competitive now, we’re playing some good football it’s just about changing narrow loses into wins and we have to keep everybody together and working together.”

“The lads are sticking together but we’re just missing that little bit of quality and experience in the team” decreed O’Sullivan.

“We have some good players, it’s just were the club is at, at the minute, we’re not paying players, it’s just about bringing players through.”

“With that comes a bit of in-experience and you get punished for every mistake you make. We’re playing some good football, it’s just silly goals that we’re conceding, to rectify that, well that will come with time.”

Longford Town host Wexford at 7.30 on Saturday June 8 in City Calling Stadium.