Limerick FC’s Rainsford praises ‘unbelievable desire to win’

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Darragh Rainsford closes in on Keith Treacy, of Drogheda United, in their SSE Airtricity League Premier Division tie at United Park on Friday night
LIMERICK goalscorer, Darragh Rainsford described the desire to win and confidence within the squad as ‘unbelievable’ as the Blues made it four wins from five Premier Division games in August.

LIMERICK goalscorer, Darragh Rainsford described the desire to win and confidence within the squad as ‘unbelievable’ as the Blues made it four wins from five Premier Division games in August.

Twenty year-old Rainsford, who previously played with Fairview Rangers, netted the Blues third goal in their 4-1 demolition of a struggling Drogs side at United Park on Friday.

Basement side Limerick now trail three clubs by four points in the table, Drogheda Utd, Galway United and Sligo Rovers. Limerick host St Patrick’s Athletic at the Markets Field on Saturday, 6.30pm.

Afterwards Rainsford said: “I am absolutely delighted with the win. We came out of the blocks firing straight away like we had done in the past couple of games, in their faces, pressing, everything, hungry. The desire to win is unbelievable. The confidence is unbelievable.

“The first half was one of the best we have played to be fair. We scored three quick fire goals which helped us so much. We just focused on being solid after that and I think we did a good job getting three points up here.

“I only found out 10 minutes before we had the team talk, so an hour before kick-off, that I was starting. When I found out I said to myself that I really have to take this chance because I haven’t played the last few games and I really need to show what I can do. It is going to be tough with the team playing so well to get back in. That goal is a huge boost for me personally. It may be two and a half seasons since I scored. The second it left my head, I knew it was in. It was the perfect ball in from Ian Turner.”

Manager Martin Russell was delighted with the impact Rainsford had on the game at United Park.

“Dean (Clarke) had showed up to have a tightness in the hamstring. Considering the type of player he is you have to watch that. Darragh (Rainsford) came in and he impacted, took his goal great and played well throughout.”