Preview | Wexford host Cobh

Cobh Ramblers visit Ferrycarrig Park this Friday night, facing bottom side Wexford for the final time this season.

The sides have met twice already this year, with Ramblers winning both meetings, 2-1 and 3-2 respectively. The Rams have a 16 game unbeaten run against Wexford, stretching back to 2015.

Cobh come into the game on the back of a 3-0 loss at Treaty United, while Wexford went down 4-0 to Shelbourne in their last outing. Ian Ryan’s side go into the game with an FAI Cup quarter-final against St Pat’s on the horizon next weekend.

Captain John Kavanagh remains unavailable through suspension, while it is hoped that Darryl Walsh and Cian Murphy will be fit to return. Jake Hegarty and Pierce Phillips remain absent through injury. Last week’s debutant Alex Hill meanwhile will be hoping to keep his spot in the side.

Alex Hill

Manager Darren Murphy spoke to the assembled media earlier this week,

“It’s tough, we’re playing well in parts of games and the ball just isn’t going in the net. You do so many good things and then you get punished for the small mistakes. Football is all about those small margins. All you can do is keep working hard and stay confident. It is what it is. We’re trying to make it right.

The chances are being created, for me the movement is there, they just aren’t falling for us. We take each game as it comes and this week is no different. Hopefully we can take what we are learning into this week’s game and trust the ability we have.

Darren also spoke about last week’s first team debutant Alex Hill

“I had him while I was at the U19s. He’s trained hard, worked hard and did really well last week. He still has a lot to learn but it’s great to see young lads coming through and making the most of their opportunities.”

Kick-off on Friday is at 19:45, with the game being streamed live on LOITV here.


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