By Robert O’Reilly
Drogheda United will be aiming to make it three wins on the bounce when they travel to Ferrycarrig Park to play Wexford on Friday, kick-off 8pm.
The Drogs kept up the pace in the battle for the First Division play-offs as they defeated Athlone Town 2-1 at United Park.
Goals from Luke Gallagher and Colm Deasy saw Drogheda move two points clear in second place with Drogs boss Tim Clancy pleased with the three points.
“Results are all that matter right now,” Clancy explained Thursday afternoon. “I thought we played really well in the first-half, the rain before kick-off was certainly welcomed.
“After the break, we weren’t quite the same and maybe there was some complacency but it would’ve been a travesty had we not won.
“Some of the other sides around us dropped points last week so that’s obviously a positive and we just need to keep on winning between now and the end of the season.”
The Boynesiders have won the two league meetings between the sides with an aggregate score of 10-1 but Clancy believes that the previous meetings will have no bearing on Friday’s game.
“It was a much more competitive game when Wexford came to United Park a couple of months ago so we won’t be taking anything for granted.
“I know Wexford have recently changed manager so we’ll see if there’s a bounce from the players.
“There’s only six league games left and we need to win each one to give us a chance of finishing in the play-offs so we will be fully focused.”
Drogheda will have a full squad to select from with Chris Lyons returning from a one-match ban.