Limerick boss Russell 'not too disturbed' by free weekend

Colm Kinsella


Colm Kinsella

Limerick boss Russell 'not too disturbed' by free weekend

LIMERICK FC manager Martin Russell said he is ‘not too disturbed’ by the fact his side have no competitive fixture a week before their glamour EA Sports Cup final clash with St Patrick’s Athletic at the Markets Field.

Limerick’s scheduled First Division fixture with Cobh Ramblers this weekend has been postponed as the Co Cork side is in FAI Cup quarter-final action.

As a result, First Division champions Limerick have a ‘free’ weekend from league action and will have a two-week run in to the Cup final clash with Premier Division St Pat’s.

Manager Russell said: ”We could have a game (this weekend) and pick up two or three injuries before the EA Sports Cup final. That can happen.

”I am not too disturbed by the fact that we don’t have a competitive game this weekend.

”We will train well during the next fortnight to get ourselves well prepared for what is going to be a very difficult game, but one we are capable of winning if we play to our best.”

Promoted Limerick are now just five games away from completing an unbeaten league season.

“The games are running down. The remaining teams that we play will be the ones that want to stop us. We’re aware of that.

”We will just keep going. Now we have a Cup final to look forward to and then when the league resumes we will look to go as far as we can trying to remain unbeaten.”