RECORD-BREAKING Limerick FC will look to cement their place at the top of the SSE Airtricity League First Division when hosting Waterford Utd at the Markets Field this Saturday, 6.30pm.
Runaway leaders Limerick are 10 points clear of second-placed Cobh Ramblers after just eight series of regular season fixtures.
Limerick created a new record for First Division wins at the start of the season when picking up their eighth win on the bounce against UCD at Belfield on Friday night.
Last season Limerick equalled the Premier Division record for length of time without a win when failing to pick up a victory in any of their opening 21 fixtures.
Following Saturday’s league tie with sixth-placed Waterford at the Markets Field, Martin Russell’s Limerick side host Galway United in a crucial EA Sports Cup quarter-final clash at the Garryowen venue on Tuesday next, 7.15pm.
Limerick midfielder Paul O’Conor said: “It is good to have records like the most consecutive wins at the start of a First Division season.
”We were obviously on the end of a bad record last year, but it won’t change anything for us.
”We are very aware of how easily teams can go on a run. We can’t get sloppy or be complacent.
”We have to make sure that we are focusing about winning going in to every game and winning well. There is going to be no let-up from us.
”We are going to be professional. The training is going to be even harder. Things intensify. We are looking forward to the next game.”
Bohemians hold the current number of successive wins in a League of Ireland season with 15.
”You could look at Bohs’ record as a target for us. Realistically, you cannot focus on more than one game at a time.
”If we keep putting in the performances, I have no doubt we can reach that sort of a target.
”Games like last Friday night against UCD are good ones to get through. It shows the character that we have. We know when we go into a tough game we have that response in us.”