“Drastic improvement needed” says Drogs boss Mahon 

Drogheda United will head to Turners Cross on Friday night looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to St Patrick’s Athletic at United Park.

Drogs boss Pete Mahon wasn’t happy after that defeat tellinng droghedaunited.ie “We’ll need to improve drastically if we’re to get something away to Cork.”

Cork are on a 13-game unbeaten league start, however they did drop their first points of the season in last week’s 1-1 draw with Galway United. The Drogs probably should have beaten Galway a few weeks ago only for a goal in the dying seconds, so shouldn’t have any fear heading to Cork.

Mahon said, “No one is giving us a prayer but we believe in ourselves. Cork dropped points for the first time last week so maybe they’re at the start of a mini blip.”

“We won’t be going there with a defensive mindset, that will only play into Cork’s hands. I feel we should have more points on the board this season than we do at the moment so we need to make up the ground somewhere.”

“The big thing for me is that we put in a much better performance than last week. We need to start well, give nothing away and take the game from there.”

As for team news, Drogheda will be without Thomas Byrne (dead leg) and Colm Deasy (knee) on Friday, but will welcome back Gavin Brennan from suspension and Stephen Elliott from injury.