Heary: "The results will start to come."


Owen Heary is targeting a first win of this season in the SSE Airtricty League tomorrow night against Shamrock Rovers and is looking forward to being part of the rivalry.

Heary is happy that his side are going in the right direction and just need to take more of their chances to get results.

“We looked back at the stats for the Derry game and they had one shot on target so again there is a little bit of frustration for the fact that we didn’t get the three points. But we are playing well and creating chances, I’d be more worried if we were losing games and not creating chances, at least we are being positive and going in the right direction. It will turn sooner rather than later and hopefully it will be tomorrow.”

Heary will be coming up against a manger in Pat Fenlon that he played under for many years and enjoyed a lot of success with: “Pat to me is the best manager in the country and that is what I want to go and achieve over the next couple of years. I know how he goes about his business and he does it very professionally. We’ve done that here since we came in, we’ve turned things around and made things as professional as possible.

“The results will start to come and people will start to see the difference, the team is new but they are doing things properly and I keep saying it will turn for us. From the start of the season to the end of this week will have played four of the top teams that will be up there so it’s a challenge and then we have a run of games where we need to dominate them and win them so it’s important that we get something from the two games left this week.”

Heary is expecting a good crowd and a good atmosphere at the Showgrounds: “I know that they are known as Shams here and there’s only one Rovers and that’s Sligo Rovers, and that’s the way it should be. We are looking forward to tomorrow. We know that it will be a tough game for one but it will be an intense rivalry too and it’s important that we keep our heads and go out and do things properly and do the stuff that we have worked on. We have one day less to recover but we won’t make any excuses on that, we will go out and hopefully get the three points.

“It’s important that we use the squad. We don’t have the biggest squad but we have to use them. We have this game and then another game on Friday so we don’t have much time to recover in between. So it’s important that other players come in and freshen it up a little bit to keep others fresh again for Friday’s game."

Sligo Rovers play Shamrock Rovers tomorrow at 7:45 in the Showgrounds.


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