Match Preview: Drogheda United v Galway United

Match Preview: Drogheda United v Galway United

Photo courtesy of Larry McQuillan/DROGHEDAUTD

01 August 2018

By Robert O’Reilly

Drogheda United will be looking to gain some play-off momentum when they host Galway United at United Park tomorrow night, kick-off 7.45pm.

The play-off picture in the First Division got even tighter last week as the Drogs were held to a 0-0 draw away to Wexford.

The stalemate was Drogheda’s first scoreless draw of the campaign with manager Tim Clancy frustrated that his side couldn’t break down the hosts.

“We weren’t at out best but we should’ve come away with the three points,” Clancy explained Thursday evening. “I thought we started quite well but then Wexford came into it and there wasn’t a lot between the teams at half-time.

“Once Wexford went down to ten men, we were the only side who looked likely to score. We missed three or four really good chances but the most disappointing thing was our final ball on the evening.

“You have to give credit to Wexford, they defended very well and made it a really competitive game.”

Despite wins last week for both Finn Harps and Shelbourne, Drogheda remain second in the table on goal difference ahead of Harps with just five league games remaining.

Crucially, Drogheda have a six point lead over Galway outside the play-offs with Clancy eager to keep the Tribesmen at arm’s length.

“We’ve had two really close games with Galway this season and obviously everyone remembers Sean Brennan’s free-kick from a couple of months ago.

“I think Galway’s results have picked up over the last month or so and I’m sure they will be coming here confident of coming away with a result.

“I feel we’ve played some of our best football in the bigger games this season and hopefully tomorrow night will follow that trend.”

Drogheda have a full squad to choose from with no suspensions or injury concerns.

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