By Robert O’Reilly
Drogheda United will go in search of a first win in four when they host Cobh Ramblers on Friday night, kick-off 7.45pm at United Park.
The Drogs went into the mid-season break on the back of a defeat as they lost a narrow encounter 1-0 to Longford Town.
Despite the result, Drogheda find themselves second in the table with manager Tim Clancy eager to see his side kick on in the second-half of the season.
“It felt like a long break after the result against Longford,” Clancy admitted Thursday afternoon. “We didn’t deserve to lose on the evening. I thought we were the better side, particularly first-half where we probably could’ve been a couple of goals up.
“The result was obviously a disappointment but we’re in a really good position going into the last round of games. I’ve told the players that our season will be defined now by how we react in the next few weeks starting on Friday.”
Drogheda recorded an impressive 5-1 win when the sides met at St Colman’s Park in April with Clancy hopeful that his side can make home advantage count on the evening.
“We’ve been excellent at home so far this season and with back-to-back home games coming up, it’s vital we continue that.
“Results wise it’s probably been our first real dip this season so we’ll all be eager to get back on track.
“Cobh have won their last two games so they’ll be full of confidence but we need to take care of ourselves and get another win on the board.”
Drogheda have no injury concerns but they’ll be without the suspended pair of Sean Brennan and Jake Hyland.