Wexford v Rovers: Robbo's View


Dave Robertson wants to take the same approach as one the previous win in Wexford into the game to ensure victory.

The FAI Cup is something highly prized by the Rovers boss and he is determined to make the way into the quarter-finals.

Reflecting briefly on a tough defeat to Bohemians on Monday Robertson says his team are just looking to bounce back straight away:

“At the end of the game I can only say that we were not disappointed with the performances of our players, it was exceptional. It was frustrating for us how it ended but that was out of our control. What we need to do now is bounce back and start another run. We turn our attention to the FAI Cup. It is a brilliant competition the club has a great affinity for so we will be taking this very seriously.”

Despite a glut of games recently there is no major injuries to deal with at the club and Robertson praised his players for their part in that:

“We are in great shape. We have been able to manage ourselves well over the last couple of weeks. This will be four fifth game in 14 days. We have had nearly a full squad for all of it and it is great to be in the same position tomorrow. It is a pleasure to have everyone available. It speaks volumes for the players here who have been fantastic in keeping themselves in shape.”

The manager enjoying a great first season at The Showgrounds is adamant there will be complacency for Rovers tomorrow despite success against Youths so far in 2016:

“We have to approach the game in the same way that we approached the one two weeks ago. We know that they are a strong side. The have a lot of capability in midfield and have threats up front in Murphy and Furlong. We will give them full respect. Shane Keegan has done a fantastic job with limited resources. He’s an excellent coach. We know that we will have to be 100% on it to get through.

“We definitely will be looking to do well in this competition. We love the FAI Cup here at our club. We really want to be successful in it and it also gives a route into europe. They are all reasons why we will be 100% at it tomorrow. It is important to me, the fans and the players. The fans that travelled last time were in great voice and I am sure they will be again tomorrow.”




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