“Pats game is massive” says Galway United’s Vinny Faherty

Vinny Faherty
Galway United take on St Patrick’s Athletic in Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night as Shane Keegan’s men look for that elusive first win of the season.

With Derry City also heading west on Monday night, for an EA Sports Cup tie, it will be a make or break weekend for tribesmens coaching staff.

With both Limerick and Sligo Rovers having pressed the panic-button in the past week, surely defeats in both games will signal the end of Keegan’s reign.

However, should United mange to win both games it would signal a resurgence in their season. It just shows how important this weekend is, especially with three clubs relegated at the end of the season.

United striker Vinny Faherty is still waiting for his first goal of the season, but he told us he hopes a goal against Pats could kick-start his season.

“The Pats game is a massive game for both teams. We’ve started poorly, I think in most games we’ve been right in it but then either through a lack of a clinical edge in the final third or a silly mistake we’ve found ourselves behind.”

“Monday to Thursday we’re covering all the bases and right now it’s just about carrying that through on a Friday and doing the business.”

“Personally it’s been disappointing, I just haven’t been able to get that first goal, I think I’ve hit the woodwork 4 times, which is disappointing both for me and also the rest of the team I can imagine.”

“The only thing is at times like this you need to keep believing in yourself. It’s easy to over emphasise things and overthink the situation. But I know I can score goals, I’ve scored 24 league goals in the past season and a half, so I just need to get back to basics and the goals should follow.”

United supporters will be hoping he can break his duck against Pats and they can go into the game against Ferry with renewed optimism.