By Robert O’Reilly
Drogheda United will look to strengthen their grip on second place tomorrow evening when they face Galway United, kick-off 7.45pm at Eamonn Deacy Park.
The Drogs recorded back-to-back wins last week after they followed up victory in Athlone with a 2-0 win over Wexford at United Park.
Goals in either half from Chris Lyons and Sean Brennan sealed the Boynesiders’ seventh league win of the season and Drogheda manager Tim Clancy was pleased with his side’s application.
“It was a grind at times but we were delighted with the result,” the Trim native explained Thursday morning. “I know a lot of people were taking about the 8-1 win earlier in the season but it was never going to be a repeat of that, Wexford are a much stronger team now.
“I thought we should’ve scored before we did. Our final ball let us down a quite a bit but the opening goal just before half-time was huge for us and we controlled the game very well after the break.”
Drogheda go into Friday’s game ahead of Galway on goal difference and with March’s fixture having ended in a 2-2 draw, Clancy is expecting another tight encounter.
“They’re a full-time team with a squad full of quality players so obviously it’s going to be a real test for us.
“We don’t want to find ourselves in the same situation as the home game a few months ago where we really had to go chasing it so a bright start will be really important.
“There’s only a handful of points between four or five sides in the table and we want to still be in the mix as the season goes on.”
Drogheda have no suspensions or injury concerns ahead of the trip west.