Limerick FC chase much-needed Derry win

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Limerick FC's Patrick Kanyuka battles for possession with Tom Flannigan, of MK Dons, in the clubs' friendly fixture at Markets Field this week
BASEMENT side Limerick FC face the latest crucial fixture in their SSE Airtricity League Premier Division survival bid when the Blues face fellow strugglers Derry City at the Brandywell this Friday night, 7.45pm.

BASEMENT side Limerick FC face the latest crucial fixture in their SSE Airtricity League Premier Division survival bid when the Blues face fellow strugglers Derry City at the Brandywell this Friday night, 7.45pm.

Limerick have slipped 10 points adrift of second-from-bottom placed Derry City in the top flight table.

Limerick have picked up just five points from their opening 19 Premier Division fixtures this season.

Limerick FC manager Russell said he hopes to bolster his playing squad in time for Friday night’s trip to Derry.

Russell said: “We will look to add to the squad for the Derry game. On top of that, you will have the likes of Robbie Williams back in contention.

“There is potential that if we get the ones in that we would like to, we will have a stronger selection next week and that’s a step forward.

“We haven’t had competition from day one. This is where we are now. It is what we do about it that’s the thing.”

Resilient Russell said he was determined to remain in charge of the Blues, unless he is forced to leave the role.

Russell said: “I have been committed to the job. Until I am told otherwise, I’m more than happy to do it because of the potential I see in the club.”

Limerick’s scheduled fixture with Shamrock Rovers on Friday next (July 23) has been postponed due to the Hoops Europa League qualifier.