Cobh team news ahead of tough Longford test

Cobh Ramblers goalkeeper Paul Hunt

Cobh Ramblers will head to City Calling Stadium on Saturday night to take on one of the first divisions promotion candidates Longford Town.

After missing out on an opening day victory, after a controversial goal from Wexford’s Lee Duffy, boss Stephen Henderson will be hoping his side can take something out of the game.

Ex-Longford goalkeeper Paul Hunt, who spent 5 seasons at the club, knows how difficult a task it will be, “We know it’s going to be a tough game up there. Longford are a good this year and it’s a tough place for teams to go. I fully believe however that if this team plays the way that we can, we are more than capable of beating any team in this league.”

Cobh will have to do without Darren Murphy (ankle) and Cian Kingston (hamstring). There are also doubts over Michal Sadys (flu), Jason Abbott (flu) and last week’s goalscorer Dean Swords (hamstring).

Longford headed to Dublin on opening night, and came away with a point after a 0-0 draw against Owen Heary’s Shelbourne side in Tolka Park. As one of the favourites for promotion, Longford will be looking at this game as one they should take all three points.