Cobh Ramblers Football Club

Cobh Ramblers v Waterford FC – Match Preview

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It doesn’t get much bigger than this on Saturday night.

A top of the table Munster derby clash at St Colman’s Park sees second placed Cobh Ramblers and league leaders Waterford go head to head.

Stephen Henderson’s side go into the game in a rich vein of form, having won four of their last five in the league, including last week’s impressive win away to UCD.

Henderson is full of praise for his squad for getting themselves into their current position, considering the vast difference in budgets between his side and the league leaders.

“For us to be half way through the season and to be two points off a side who have put in a huge amount of investment, I can’t speak highly enough of our squad to still be on their coat tails.

“At the start of the campaign our main goals were to try and get through the season, to try and keep the club afloat, and to do that we were going to have to do in order to be in the mix with these teams. And for the squad to do that, and to have the opportunity to go top of the table on Saturday night, I just can’t compliment our players enough.

“On the flip side, it is only halfway through the season. We can’t run away with ourselves. We have to settle down, work hard and see if we can do it over the course of the full season.”

On the injury front Karl Caulfield misses out with the quad muscle injury that has seen him miss recent games, although the midfielder is close to a return. Cian Kingston remains absent due to an ankle injury.

Captain Christopher McCarthy is available after returning from suspension.

Cian Kingston

Cian Kingston

LEAGUE FORM (most recent first) – W W L W W

INJURIES – Cian Kingston (ankle), Karl Caulfield (quad muscle) both out

SUSPENSIONS – None

LAST LEAGUE MEETING – Waterford 2-1 Ramblers, April 7th