Speaking to shamrockrovers.ie on team news for the dundalk game was first team coach, Glenn Cronin:
On the last two games: “In the first half we really controlled the game (against Limerick). Second half we just became deep, I thought it became a second ball game in midfield. We could have managed that better and then to concede a late goal in the 90th minute, it’s disappointing but we move on, we go again, we don’t dwell on it. We can be better in that situation and I’m sure we will be. It’s important to win games because it breeds confidence. Obviously having a win (against Longford) going into Dundalk we’d be confident going into it so everyone’s feeling good. Dean Dillon did really well. He scored a few pre-season for us which was good. He’s a natural goalscorer, it probably took him three or four chances to get one but he kept going. His movement is really good so he’ll always get chances. I’m really delighted for him.”
On Dundalk: “Everybody’s looking forward to it. We probably should have got more out of the game up there early in the season. They know there wasn’t much in it on the day and if we can get those levels tomorrow which I’m sure we can, we’ll cause them problems. These are the games you want to play in as a player. These are the big games. This is why you play football, to come to stadiums that are full. We’ll be ready. Ryan Connolly is still struggling with his (foot) injury but Dan Devine and everyone else is fit and ready to go.”
Check out audio interviews with Glenn Cronin, Ronan Finn and Darren Meenan in advance of this game here.