Limerick FC Tommy Barrett
MISFIRING Limerick FC don't have long to lick their wounds after Saturday night's frustrating Premier Division defeat to Sligo Rovers as leaders Dundalk visit the Markets Field tomorrow, Tuesday night, 7.45pm.
Ninth-placed Limerick dropped into the relegation play-off position after succumbing 2-1 to fellow strugglers Sligo Rovers at the Garryowen venue.
The Blues have picked up just two points from a possible 21 in their last seven Premier Division fixtures. One positive aspect from the Sligo defeat was the display of debutant Conor Clifford, the former Chelsea and Dundalk player turned in an eye-catching performance in midfield.
Leaders Dundalk are 15 points clear of Limerick ahead of tomorrow night's game. When the sides met at Oriel Park earlier in the season in blizzard-like conditions, Dundalk thumped their visitors 8-0.
Limerick FC manager Tommy Barrett admits the players confidence levels needs to rise.
“I would be really worried if the work rate was down and lads weren't working very hard, but we cannot fault the lads effort and work rate.
“It is down to the mental side of the game and that bit of quality, the cuteness. The quality in the final third has to be better, 100%, along with the other mental side of the game which is confidence.
“Some players have it naturally, others don't. I would say we are still trying to develop leaders in the group.”