Adams: "We are ready for Pats."
Micky Adams is going into the game with a positive mindset despite what has been a difficult week with several injures incurred.
The squad were disappointed to have come away from the Bohs game with nothing but Adams is focused on bouncing right back.
“Of course they players have need a bit of a lift after losing last week. Football is an emotive sport and there will always be ups and downs. But what you have to do is respond and you do that by putting in the work at training during the week. And I have been pleased with what has been a good week for us on the training pitch, apart from the injuries. They have been disruptive but that is not an excuse, it’s just a fact. But we are ready for the game tomorrow.
“We won’t be looking at other results. You can’t get too caught up in the ifs, buts and maybes. We just need to concentrate on ourselves and what is a very, very good team that we are up against tomorrow. We can’t be thinking about how others do, we must just concentrate on our own game.”
Some good results have been picked up under Adams against the top teams in the league with points taken from Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk and he believes the same can be done against Pat’s: “Results have not gone our way lately but there is nothing more we could have done besides take our chances. That’s the big thing we need to do.
“Pat’s are one of the top four teams in the country and we know how difficult and game this is going to be. They have got some very, very good players at this level. I think they should have enough to make europe but they probably think differently so they will be playing hard to try and secure that.”