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MATCH PREVIEW | Longford Town

Galway United travel to the City Calling Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday to take on Longford Town in a rearranged league fixture. Kick-off: 5.00pm.

United are coming off the back of a frustrating 0-0 draw against Cabinteely at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night.

Alan Murphy’s side pushed hard for a winner in the second half, but the Tribesmen could find no way past Stephen McGuinness in the Cabinteely goal.

Longford Town meanwhile were unlucky to lose 1-0 against table toppers Shelbourne at Tolka Park.

The two sides met two weeks ago and Galway United came out on top with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Eamonn Deacy Park, setting up another tasty encounter between the sides at the City Calling Stadium.

“The Cabinteely game was definitely a step up from Drogheda in terms of performance, which was welcome and needed.

“We performed well against Cabinteely and probably had the better chances in the game and should’ve won it. I can’t fault my players effort and application though.

“We go into the Longford game with a renewed confidence, looking to test ourselves against the elite in the First Division which is definitely Longford.

“It’s going to be a real test for my squad having two games over the Bank Holiday weekend,” Murphy told

United are still fighting a growing list of absentees. A total of ten players are ruled out of the Longford Town game.

Conor Melody (suspended), Andrew Peters (ankle), Adam Rooney (foot), Iarfhlaith Davoren (quad), Donal Higgins and Colin Kelly (Leaving Cert commitments), Joe Collins (knee), Conor Barry (calf), Jeff McGowan (hamstring) and Conor Layng (cruciate ligament) are sidelined.

Referee: David Dunne
Assistant: Alan Sherlock
Assistant: Oliver Moran
Fourth Official: Robert Dowling