Galway United will be back on their home turf this evening when they face off against Shamrock Rovers at Eamon Deacy Park.
United are looking to continue a strong streak after winning their last two games against Athlone and UCD away from Galway, where they picked up six points.
Attentions now turn to picking up a first home win of the season, and making amends for drawing 1-1 against Rovers’ second side on the opening day of the season at Tallaght Stadium.
Aidan Price’s charges have lost three of their last four games, but all of the reversals were by only a one goal margin, and they were up against promotion hopefuls Bray Wanderers, Longford Town and Cobh Ramblers.
John Caulfield, who recently took over as the manager for Galway United, is aiming for three straight wins for his debut, but knows this will be a tricky game, and that the team will need to be at their best.
“We’re looking forward to the Shamrock Rovers game at home,” Caulfield explained.
“We’re aware of the danger, Shamrock Rovers beat Athlone Town 4-0 a few weeks ago and they’ve only suffered very narrow losses against Longford Town and Cobh Ramblers.”
“They can call on a few quality first team players like Brandon Kavanagh, Thomas Oluwa, Aaron Bolger, so we’re in for another tough night.
“We know that we must be on our game to get another win. It will require a lot of hard work.
“We will be looking to build on the wins against Athlone and UCD, and hopefully continue to create more momentum.”
Cian Murphy, Joshua Smith, Conor Melody and Micheál Schlingermann will miss out on tonight’s game due to injury.
Galway United v Shamrock Rovers will kick off at 7:45pm this evening at Eamon Deacy Park.
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