STRUGGLING Limerick FC will put their relegation woes on hold this Tuesday night (July 14) when the Blues face an attractive friendly fixture against English Championship newcomers MK Dons at the Markets Field, 7pm.
Martin Russell’s winless Limerick side fell 10 points behind second-from-bottom Derry City in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table after suffering a disappointing 4-2 defeat to Galway United at the Garryowen venue on Saturday night.
While Limerick resume their Premier Division programme with a crucial clash against Derry City at the Brandywell this Friday night, July 17, 7.45pm, this Tuesday night’s fixtures with the MK Dons allows Russell’s young side to take a break from league action.
Russell said: “We were offered the game against a team that has been promoted to the Championship, a club that has made strides forward, lessons to be learned from them and also they play a good brand of attacking football.
“From a playing point of view, it’s great. For us, how we use it, ahead of the Derry City game, the intention was always to have a look at some players and give the lads who haven’t had a run out a run out but also to look at some possible players if we can get them in.”
Karl Robinson’s MK Dons squad are in Ireland as part of their preparations for the new season, The Irish connection in their squad comes through former internationals Darren Potter (senior) and Samir Carruthers (underage).
Match tickets can be bought up until this Tuesday evening at Gleeson Sports Scene, Upper William Street, and Paddy McMahon & Son Butchers, Athlunkard Street. Tickets will also be available at the Markets Field stadium from 6pm when gates open.