Limerick continue search for first league win

5 March 2014; A general view of a football. UEFA Under 21 Championship Qualifier, Republic of Ireland v Montenegro, Tallaght Stadium, Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE
Limerick FC go into this Saturday’s game against Sligo Rovers with a mountain to climb to avoid relegation.

Limerick FC go into this Saturday’s game against Sligo Rovers with a mountain to climb to avoid relegation.

Sligo currently occupy the relegation playoff position and have a healthy 10 point advantage over Limerick who are still without a win this season.

Limerick FC manager Martin Russell believes that “one result can make all the difference,” in his side’s quest for a survival lifeline.

The Super Blues had another morale draining loss to Shamrock Rovers in their last outing but Russell is still full of belief.

“We need a win to help matters and that would boost morale no end. It has been difficult for the players when certain things have gone against them,” said Russell.

“It can be hard to bounce back from that in games but one result can make all the difference. Against Sligo, our aim is to go and get that first win and then things can become rosier and it would give us something to aim for.

Hopefully any big swings fall our way. It is a tough league this year,” Russell added.

Ahead of the Sligo game, Limerick FC will no longer be able to call on the services of defender Aidan Price and midfielder Jason Hughes.

Price has taken up the role of Shamrock Rovers U-17 manager while Hughes has signed for Limerick FC’s opponents this weekend, Sligo Rovers.

Kick off on Saturday evening at the Markets Field is at 6.30pm.