Preview | Wexford FC V Galway United (First Division)
“Every week brings a different challenge so we have to keep our feet on the ground.” – John Caulfield, Manager
Galway United face Wexford FC at Ferrycarrig Park on Friday with kick-off at 7.45pm.
United return to league action this week with the aim of extending their six-game unbeaten First Division run. The Tribesmen were defeated 2-0 by Shamrock Rovers in the FAI Cup last Friday after two first-half goals secured a hard-fought win for the Hoops. United remain in second place on the First Division table going into this Friday’s game.
Wexford go into this week’s fixture after an impressive 3-0 victory over Cabinteely in the FAI Cup last week. Ian Ryan’s outfit currently sit in last place on the league table with one win in sixteen games.
United manager John Caulfield is looking for his side to continue their good league form at Ferrycarrig Park.
“Ian Ryan has turned Wexford around very quickly since he has come in from UCD,” Caulfield told the club’s media team.
“Since Wexford came into the league they have spent a lot of their time in the First Division, they were in the Premier Division for a short spell also. It will be another tough game so we will have to be at our best on Friday night because if you are not you drop points.
“We are coming into the final third of the season now. We have 11 games to go so we need to drive on and make sure we are in a playoff position. Every week brings a different challenge so we need to keep our feet on the ground.
“We are preparing all week for a difficult match. But at the same time, we know what we can do too.”
John Caulfield is sponsored by McGinn’s Hophouse, Woodquay, Galway.
Galway United 2021 Squad
Conor Kearns, Luke Dennison, Conor O’Keeffe, Stephen Walsh, Gary Boylan, Killian Brouder, Maurice Nugent, Christopher Horgan, Alex Murphy, Joe Gorman. Shane Duggan, David Hurley, Shane Doherty, Mikie Rowe, Carlton Ubaezuonu, Caoilfhionn O’Dea, Mikey Place, Conor McCormack, Ronan Manning, Ruairi Keating, Padraic Cunningham, Wilson Waweru, Francely Lomboto, Colin Kelly, Thomas Oluwa.
Francely Lomboto and Ronan Manning remain unavailable due to long-term injuries.
Carlton Ubaezuonu is out for this week’s game due to injury. Killian Brouder and Conor O’Keeffe are also doubtful due to injuries.
Conor McCormack returns to the squad after being suspended for last week’s game. Shane Doherty and David Hurley have also returned after missing last week’s fixture through injury.
Galway United Goalscorers
Ruairi Keating – 7
Wilson Waweru – 5
Padraic Cunningham – 3
David Hurley – 1
Maurice Nugent – 1
Wexford FC V Galway United
Ferrycarrig Park, 7.45pm
Referee: Declan Toland
Assistant 1: Trevor Cotter
Assistant 2: Chris Campbell
Fourth Official: Graham Kelly
Last Meeting (First Division)
14 May 2021 | Galway United 1-0 Wexford FC
Galway United Goalscorer: David Hurley
The game will be live-streamed on the new LOITV platform. For all those supporters with Season Passes, LOITV will issue a new voucher code, which you must redeem at the new site. You must go through the registration process again before you can redeem the code. Click on First Division Pass where you will find Add Voucher and you can enter your code to access the pass. Non-pass holders can purchase a First Division pass for €49 or purchase a game pass for €5.