By Robert O’Reilly
Drogheda United will look to return to winning ways when they travel to St Colman’s Park to face Cobh Ramblers on Saturday evening, kick-off 7.45pm.
The Drogs maintained their unbeaten home record last week as they rescued a point with a last-gasp equaliser against Longford Town.
Ciaran Kelly’s 95th minute equaliser sees Drogheda move to second in the table with manager Tim Clancy delighted with his side’s never say die attitude.
“It’s not the first time we’ve come back to get a result this season,” the 33-year-old explained Thursday evening. “It’s a great trait to have, the lads never know when they’re beaten and they keep playing for 90 plus minutes.
“I thought we fully deserved the point on the evening. We weren’t at our best and while Longford are a very good side, we had the better chances in the game. We obviously wanted to come away with a win but the circumstances left us feeling positive coming out of the game.”
Drogheda have played five of their opening seven league games at United Park and having lost on the road last time out, a 3-2 defeat to Cabinteely, Clancy is eager for his side to start picking up points away from home.
“We’re itching to set the record straight. We weren’t at our best against Cabinteely and it’s a message for the rest of the season, when you let your standards slip you will be punished.
“Our home form has been very good so far and now we need to carry that into our away games.”
Cobh find themselves in eight-place after seven games played and despite some indifferent results, Clancy is expecting Stephen Henderson’s side to prove a real challenge in front of their home crowd.
“Stephen and his squad are no strangers to getting results in the First Division. They might not be that high up in the league but it’s still very early days in the season, one win could make a huge difference.
“They’ll be full of confidence having won last week but we know that we can beat anyone in this league on our day. We need to be professional and hungry to get three points on the board.”
Clancy will have a full squad to choose from with no suspensions or injury concerns.