The Wanderers head to Cork tomorrow night to face double champions Cork City with a lengthy injury list. Rhys Gorman becoming the latest player on that list as he pulled his hamstring on Monday evening in the warm up before the Waterford game.
Still missing through injury from selection are Aaron Dillon, Hugh Douglas, John Sullivan, Darragh Noone, Jake Kelly and Aaron Greene.
Caretaker manager Graham Kelly said “It was another blow to the squad on Monday when Rhys pulled up in the warm up with a hamstring injury, Rhys has been playing really well for us since breaking into the team against Dundalk at home 6 weeks ago”.
Strangely enough Rhys was replaced in the starting 11 on Monday night by 18 year old Wolves loanee Daniel McKenna who scored the opening goal in the 2-2 draw with Waterford last Monday,
Kelly said “Dan did really well in his overall performance last Monday evening and it was great for him to get his first goal for the club, Dan’s natural position is in midfield so we had no problem throwing him in, Although he probably didn’t get as much time to prepare as he would have liked I think scoring after 3mins helped him settle into the game.
Looking forward to this Friday’s game with Cork City Kelly said ” We know we are in for a really tough game going to the home of the champions. They are a fantastic side with quality all over the pitch, we obviously take confidence from our performance last Monday against Waterford who will no doubt be up there challenging both Cork and Dundalk for the title this season.
The attitude, work rate and desire our player’s showed last Monday was unbelievable, they never gave up working for each other and as a team and in my opinion got their reward with the 91st min penalty to secure a valuable point.
With the quick turnaround of 4 days and our 3rd match again in a week it’s tough on our lads both physically and mentally. We know we have to ask the player’s to again give us 110%. We will approach the match with a gameplan and hopefully we can get a result from the game.