Galway United will face Cobh Ramblers on their home grounds at Eamon Deacy Park tonight as the Tribesmen hope to keep a hot streak going.
This is an important match in the march on the First Division play offs, as both sides are separated by just three points in the league table, and only five league games remain in the 2020 SSE Airtricity League season.
United continued their impressive recent run of form on Monday night when they grabbed a deserved late winner in the 99th minute against Cabinteely, despite being down to 10 men for more than 30 minutes.
Visitors Cobh Ramblers meanwhile fell to a narrow 2-1 loss against league leaders Bray Wanderers at St. Colman’s Park.
The Tribesmen will go in search of a sixth straight win when Stuart Ashton’s charges come to Eamonn Deacy Park, but John Caulfield is expecting nothing less than another fiercely contested league outing as we approach the business end of the season.
“I know a lot of the Cobh Ramblers players, they’re a good team,” said Caulfield, who is hoping to continue to charge towards the play-offs.
“Cobh are challenging for the play-offs and they’re an extremely high energy team, so we know what to expect from them.”
“We’re on a great run at the moment ourselves and hopefully we can keep that going.”
“Cobh have picked up a few big results in recent weeks, beating Drogheda United and Longford Town, so we know it will be another difficult game.”
“We’re looking to keep things going and hopefully the supporters that are at the game will make a good atmosphere once again.”
Marc Ludden is suspended for this game, and Micheál Schlingermann, Conor Melody and Cian Murphy are also sitting this one out.
The trio have returned to training, but this evening’s game is too early for them to get back on the pitch.