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Match Preview | Wexford

Galway United return to league action at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night when the Tribesmen take on Wexford. Kick-off: 7.45pm.

United will have to put the frustration from last week’s 3-0 loss away to Shelbourne to one side ahead of the visit of Brian O’Sullivan’s charges.

Alan Murphy’s side were well in the game at Tolka Park until Stephen Walsh and Dara Costelloe both received red cards.

Friday night’s opponents Wexford come to Eamonn Deacy Park buoyed by a 2-0 win against Athlone Town at Ferrycarrig Park last week.

United won the reverse fixture 4-0 at Ferrycarrig Park in March and Alan Murphy is aiming to repeat the act at Eamonn Deacy Park at the weekend.

“It was a difficult one to take against Shelbourne last week,” Murphy admitted to

“You’re looking at the first 75 minutes of the first game of the season that we dominated and then for large parts of the first half in the second game, up until the two red cards.

“That’s football and anything can happen. We took large positives from the Shelbourne game and we’ll look to bring them into the Wexford game now. We’ll be very positive and hungry to get a home win.”

Murphy will have to reshuffle his starting eleven due to injuries and suspensions.

“We’re trying to give different players exposure and experience in the league, that’s what’s going to happen this weekend.

“Two players that have started over the last two weeks for us are suspended, so we’ll have to replace them with hopefully confident players that are able to go in and do a job and stake a claim going forward.”

Alan Murphy will be without Jeff McGowan (hamstring), Iarfhlaith Davoren (calf), Conor Layng (cruciate ligament) and Andrew Peters (ankle).

Club captain Stephen Walsh and Dara Costelloe are both suspended.

Colin Kelly and Donal Higgins return to contention following international duty with the Irish Schools team.

Referee: Kevin O’Sullivan
Assistant: Rafal Pieper
Assistant: Eoin Harte
Fourth Official: Marc Lynch