Galway United host second in the table Cork City at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night. Kick-off: 7.45pm.
John Caulfield’s charges remain unbeaten away from home in the 2015 SSE Airtricity League season, while the Tribesmen have won their last three consecutive games at Eamonn Deacy Park.
The sides met in a mid-week fixture in late March and it was the Leesiders that triumphed at Turners Cross. Strikes in either half from former United striker Karl Sheppard and Alan Bennett settled the tie.
Former Cork City boss and current United manager Tommy Dunne insists it’s business as usual and that his players are concentrating on picking up another vital win at home.
DUNNE TARGETING FOURTH CONSECUTIVE HOME WIN
Speaking to www.galwayunitedfc.ie, Tommy Dunne said: “It’s another big game for us, we’re at home and we need the three points – regardless of whether it’s Cork City or anybody else.
“In Cork City, we’re facing one of the top sides in the country so we know that we’ve got to improve our levels of performance and that we’ll need to be going at full-tilt to get a positive result against them.
“Our performances against Drogheda United and North End weren’t acceptable and they weren’t at the required standard but I’ve got no doubts about the players commitment and hunger to do well for Galway United. I expect to see an improvement.
“We want to keep our run going at Eamonn Deacy Park and we’re trying to make it a difficult venue for sides to visit,” Dunne concluded.
Andy O’Connell is ruled out with a foot injury.
Stephen Walsh went over on his knee in training on Thursday morning and he will be assessed before Friday’s game.
Antaine O’Laoi will be unavailable because of his leaving cert exams.
GALWAY UNITED LEAGUE GOALSCORERS
Enda Curran – 8
Jake Keegan – 3
Padraic Cunningham – 3
Ryan Connolly – 2
Sam Oji – 1
David O’Leary – 1
Gary Shanahan – 1
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