Longford Town face a mammoth task when they host Dundalk into tonight’s SSE Airtricity Premier Division clash at Bishopsgate.
Dundalk have won their last two games on the bounce while Longford have lost four of their last five and found the net just once in April.
“It was a magnificent all round team performance against Waterford” explained Dundalk director of football Jim Magilton after his side won out 3-0 in the RSC.
“There’s still lots of things we can improve on but we are delighted with the clean sheet and delighted for the players. Day by day, week by week, game by game confidence is growing”.
“We knew that Waterford were going to cause us problems on the night and they did but sometimes you have to grind out the result and that’s what we did”.
“Getting minutes in players legs is important, we know we can rely on these guys and it is important that they make an impact when they are called upon and certainly over the past couple of weeks they have” added Magilton.
“Any 3-0 win away from home is a good win” explained Dundalk captain Chris Shields.
“It was a good clean sheet and important that we got it, we have settled things down at the back over the last few weeks. We deserved the clean sheet, we got a bit of good fortune but we’ll take it”.
“Two away games on the trot is never easy and Longford are a good side on their day. I know Daire (Doyle) well and he will have them playing well. It’s about us going down there and keeping this momentum going” added Shields.
Longford Town boss Daire Doyle hopes to have Shane Elworthy and Paddy Kirk available.
Longford Town v Dundalk
Monday 3 May, Kick-off: 5:45pm
Referee: Damien MacGraith