Attention turns to Drogheda for Blues

Attention turns to Drogheda for Blues

Waterford FC's attentions now switch to Friday following their season-opening draw at home to Shelbourne.

Maleace Asamoah was on target for the Blues before Sean Boyd's equaliser secured a point for the Reds.

The Blues now hit the road for the first time in the Premier Division season, as they make the trip to Drogheda United.

Manager Keith Long knows that it will prove a very tough test.


"We move on.Hopefully, we can take positivity into the week this week. It's going to be very, very tough up in Drogheda", said Long.

"It's a tough venue to go to. A narrow pitch again with seasoned, experienced players playing in their team with a management team that have done ever so well over recent years.  So, we're up against it going up there. It's important that we got off to a good start and I think that we've done that.  It would have been nice to get the three points against Shelbourne - but listen, we got off to a reasonable start."

Weaver Park is the venue as the Blues seek to build on a positive performance on their return to the division. Long says they'll be looking to carry the momentum into the game.

"It has to be your minimum expectation coming into the game that you're going to see a team that works hard for each other.  I think that's really important and I think we've got an honest group of players.  A little bit naive at times. At times - but they'll learn quickly. Hopefully, we can get up to speed fast in terms of this division. Maybe we'll cause one or two surprises along the way. Who knows? It's a long campaign."


"We won't be getting carried away one way or the other."

WLR will broadcast the game live on Friday thanks to McConnell's Toyota Waterford, with Ray Scott and John Frost on commentary duty.

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