Limerick FC to host MK Dons in summer friendly

Dane Massey, Dundalk, in action against Jason Hughes, Limerick FC, in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division in Oriel Park on Friday night
STRUGGLING Limerick FC will take a break from their relegation battle in July when Martin Russell’s side play a high-profile friendly fixture against English Championship side, MKDons.

STRUGGLING Limerick FC will take a break from their relegation battle in July when Martin Russell’s side play a high-profile friendly fixture against English Championship side, MKDons.

The Dons, who gained promotion to England’s second tier for the first time at the end of last season, will visit the Markets Field on Tuesday, July 14, for a fixture against the struggling Blues. Kick-off is at 7pm.

Ticket details will be announced shortly, with ticket sales set to go online through LimerickFC.ie later today, Monday.

Limerick FC manager Russell said he was pleased with his charges battling qualities against champions Dundalk on Friday, despite suffering a four-goal defeat.

Russell said: “Although the defeat looks big enough there were still positives and you are never happy to lose. There were still positives in being able to come here and cause them problems.

“We have to always go with the positives and try and build around them, minimise the other stuff going the other way. We know we have to work to do there. Listen, that is the nature of the squad at the moment and we know we need to strengthen and get the right ones in around us.

“The home games now back in the Markets Field are all massive games. They are the ones, from a points situation, we have to get maximum points from. But then again you can only get points if your level of performance is good enough, both with and without the ball.

“We will be concentrating on performance. We have to go on a run. We definitely have to get a situtaion where we can get a haul of 10 points out of the next 15. It is an opportunity possibly to do that in the next month or so.”