Waterford FC will be hoping to take another massive step in their bid to win promotion to the Premier Division when they entertain UCD at the RSC on Friday night in what should be a cracking contest.
With the Blues holding a one point advantage at the summit of the table, they face a UCD side that are hot on their heels. Waterford are unbeaten at the RSC but are seriously understrength for the visit of the Students to the South-East venue.
After having to battle for a point in last week’s game against Cabinteely, the Blues know that they’ll have to bring their best performance to the table if they are going to get the better of UCD for the second time this season.
Patrick McClean, who is rated doubtful for the fixture with a shoulder injury, said, “I suffered it in training on Thursday before the game against Cabinteely but I felt fine to play on Friday. I woke up Saturday and my shoulder was out of place.
“We’ll see how it is before the game on Friday but for now, I can’t judge it. I’ve gotten physio on it so I’m just going on what I’m been told. It’s unfortunate because we are missing a number of players at the moment through injury especially after losing Kenny Browne with a broken arm last week.
“We are a bit short on numbers at the back but I’m sure whoever will come in will do the job because they are more than capable. UCD is a huge game on Friday night. We weren’t great in the first half up there but we were much better in the second half.
“I’m sure that Friday’s game will be a tough one but we’ll have to get at UCD from the off and show why we’re top of the league. We need to show that we can stay top of the league.
“It’s a big game because if we get the three points, we’ll go four points clear on them but we can’t take anything for granted. UCD are a good side and they’ll come to the RSC to try make life difficult for us.
“We’re unbeaten at home and have put together some good performances. The fans have been brilliant for us both home and away. I’m sure that they’ll get right behind us again on Friday as we try to get another win on the board.”
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