Preview: Longford vs UCD AFC

Kick-off: 7.30pm, City Calling Stadium, Longford, Saturday 21st AprilSSE-Airtricity-League

Last week saw us play out a thrilling game against Finn Harps, where a brilliant second half come back, and a Georgie Kelly hat trick secured a 3-2 victory and the three points at the UCD Bowl.

Ahead of Saturday's game, Collie O'Neill knows his side are going to be in for another extremely tough test against a side who have made huge improvements over the last year since Neale Fenn took charge last June.

"Since Neale Fenn took over half way through last season they've really turned things around. We know we are going to be in for a really tough game. In the last game at the Bowl they really caused us problems and out played us for long periods of the game."

This will be the first time we have faced Longford Town this season, and with both sides in good form it promises to be a great game. Last season saw us come out on top in the opening two games of the season, however after Neale Fenn took charge in June both games ended as draws with a 0-0 draw at the UCD Bowl and a 1-1 draw in Longford.

Meanwhile, a number of fixture re-arrangements have now been confirmed, with our First Division clash against Wexford FC now confirmed for Monday 7th May at 5pm in Ferrycarrig Park, and our Leinster Senior Cup 4th Round tie against Longford Town has been confirmed for Tuesday 1st May at 7.45pm in the UCD Bowl.

Evan Osam has returned to training this week as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury, however Saturday's game is likely to come too soon for his return to the match squad. Neil Farrugia is also nearing a return to fitness after a broken collarbone and is hopeful of returning to training next week, however will definitely miss Saturday's game. Timmy Molloy joins the injury list, after he picked up a knee injury in last week's 3-2 victory over Finn Harps.

Injured: Evan Osam (ankle), Neil Farrugia (broken collarbone), Timmy Molloy (knee)
Doubtful: None
Suspended: None