Limerick FC target vital Saints win

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Martin Russell's Limerick FC side face St Patrick's Athletic in a crucial SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash at the Markets Field this Saturday evening, 6.30pm
LIMERICK FC manager, Martin Russell has stressed the need for his side to keep their excellent run of late going if the Blues are to retain their Premier Division status for next season.

LIMERICK FC manager, Martin Russell has stressed the need for his side to keep their excellent run of late going if the Blues are to retain their Premier Division status for next season.

A haul of 13 points from a possible 15 in their five most recent top flight fixtures has boosted Limerick’s survival.

Limerick, who thumped struggling Drogheda United last weekend, host St Patrick’s Athletic in another key fixture at the Markets Field this Saturday evening, 6.30pm.

Basement side Limerick currently enjoy a four-point lead over three sides above them in the Premier Division table, Drogheda Utd, Sligo Rovers and Galway United. There are now just seven series of fixtures to go.

Martin Russell said: “We know we’ve still got a lot of work to do but we look forward to the next game and see if we can keep our standards high.

“There are still a lot of points to play for and anybody within a certain points distance, with the amount of points that are left, can’t take anything for granted.

“Tonight, we’re glad that we’re a little bit closer, knowing that we can’t afford to take the foot off the pedal.

“When you look at all the fixtures for everybody, whether you’re playing against somebody around you or playing against somebody that is going for Europe or the league, it’s a hell of a run-in for each and every one of us.

“That’s good for the league. It should be competitive. As I said at the start of the season, I thought throughout the league that everybody was capable of putting spanners in, and that seems to be the case. We’ve just got to try keep our run going as best we can.”