Match Preview by James Donnelly
Wexford FC v Longford Town FC
SSE Airtricity League First Division
Friday 5th April 2019
Ferrycarrig Park | Kick-off 7.45pm
Longford Town make the long trip down to Wexford on Friday night, just three days after travelling to Derry City and bowing out of the EA Sports Cup, and just six days after a fantastic 2-0 win at home to Shelbourne in the league.
De Town go into the game unbeaten in the league and having only conceded one goal so far. Wexford haven’t had the best of starts to the league campaign but have shown great improvement in recent weeks narrowly losing out to Drogheda United through an injury time winner last week and then defeating Bray 2-0 the week before.
Neale Fenn’s side should be confident ahead of the encounter in the sunny south east with the Red and Black emerging victorious in 6 out 7 past league games between the two sides.
There are no injury concerns for Longford and Carlton Ubaezuonu has resumed training with the team after his injury and should be match fit within a number of weeks.[caption id="attachment_20737" align="aligncenter" width="664"] Longford Town FC Player Tristan Noack-Hofmann pictured during last years 2-0 over Wexford FC at Ferrycarrig Park. Pic: Ken Keenan[/caption]
Wexford have the services of Danny Furlong to rely on this season and will no doubt be looking to their talisman to get them up and running. Chris Kenny is out injured for Brian O’Sullivan’s side and Sean Callan is out through suspension.
Neale Fenn spoke to LTFC.ie this week ahead of the game. “We’ve always found it difficult to go down there, the couple of times I’ve been down there, it’s been a dry pitch, and it’s been very slow, you know, we know what we’ve got to do. Wexford have been on a decent run the last couple of games and even though they lost to Drogheda, it was in the last minute, so they’ve improved but you know, we’re not scared, we’re gonna go down there full of confidence.”
Kick off at Ferrcarrig Park is at 7.45pm on Friday.
C’mon De Town!
Check out the highlights of last year’s 2-0 win away to Wexford by clicking the link below: