LIMERICK FC manager Martin Russell is confident his players will respond in the best possible way to their thumping by Derry City when the Blues welcome Drogheda United to Thomond Park for another SSE Airtricity League Premier Division tie this Friday night, 7.45pm.
The seventh-placed Shannonsiders are hurting from Monday’s heavy, 4-0 loss to Derry City at the venue, where the visitors netted twice in each half to smash the home side’s recent good form.
The result saw Russell’s 100 percent record at Thomond Park come to an end. However, the Blues boss is certain they will perform much better this time around, with improvement and progress again the aim.
“I think the boys will respond,” Martin Russell said.
“They’re disappointed in themselves and that’s where you’re confident we’ll get a good response. That’s what we’re looking for.
“We’ll go from now until the end of the season and every team will remain competitive in the league. That’s the way the league is.
“Drogheda have drawn only recently with Dundalk, who have beaten most teams, so that shows that there are no easy games in the league.
“They will come here wanting to do well but again, ourselves, we want to keep on trying to improve and progress – playing well against Drogheda and getting the right result will be one of those steps.”