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04/08/2021

Limerick FC boss hits out at ‘rubbish talk’

LIMERICK FC manager Pat Scully has dismissed as “rubbish talk”, attitudes that his side should be steam-rolling their way through the Airtricity League season.

LIMERICK FC manager Pat Scully has dismissed as “rubbish talk”, attitudes that his side should be steam-rolling their way through the Airtricity League season.

The Super Blues have opened their First Division campaign with two wins and a defeat and return to Jackman Park this Friday when SD Galway are the visitors.

Limerick beat Mervue Utd 2-1 last weekend to get back to winning ways after losing to Waterford seven days earlier. This weekend they host the bottom team in the league, but Scully has hit out at “arrogant attitudes” that his side “should be winning six and seven nil”.

“I can tell you that that attitude is not coming from me or the players. It seems to be the rest of the country but there are impossible expectations out there that we should be winning six and seven nil against certain teams,” said Scully.

“What people have to understand is that you have to win certain games in certain ways and that’s what we will try to do,” said the manager.

He did admit that the Waterford defeat had refocused his panel.

“What we learned is that we don’t listen to all the rubbish talk that is out there. We stay focused on every game and treat every team the exact same and prepare for every game properly,” said Scully.

Ahead of Friday’s clash with SD Galway, Scully has injury concerns over Stephen Bradley, Sean Brosnan and Shane Guthrie.

“We have had them watched and while they have only a draw they have been unlucky. It wont be easy at all. They are young and full or energy and keep it fight,” said Scully.

For many it was a 1-1 draw with Salthill Devon last August that derailed Limerick’s 2011 promotion charge but revenge is not a factor said Scully. “I am not one for revenge. I expect everyone to be highly motivated for every game that we play. SD Galway will be treated the same as everyone else,” said the Limerick FC manager.

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