MATCH PREVIEW: Shamrock Rovers -v- Waterford FC (21/09/2020)
SSE Airtricity League Premier Division
Shamrock Rovers -v- Waterford FC
Monday, September 21, 2020
Referee: Paul McLaughlin
Waterford FC travel to Tallaght Stadium on Monday evening to face SSE Airtricity League Premier Division leaders Shamrock Rovers.
The Blues come into the game after a superb 2-0 win over Bohemians in Dalymount Park last weekend.
Last week’s win in the capital saw Ali Coote open the scoring before a superb Tyreke Wilson free-kick ensured the Blues took all three points from Dalymount Park last weekend.
That win sees the Blues move to fourth place on 17 points, level with Dundalk, with Sligo Rovers in fifth place.
Opponents Shamrock Rovers come into Monday night’s game after ending their European campaign on Thursday night; losing to AC Milan.
The sides last met back in February when two goals early in the first half secured all three points for Rovers in the RSC.
Coach’s View: Speaking to WaterfordFC.ie ahead of Monday’s match against Shamrock Rovers, first-team coach Fran Rockett said:
“The lads know how big a fixture this is. We’ve worked hard in training and prepared ourselves for a tough, physical game, having watched Rovers in action against AC Milan, they did very well so we know what to expect tonight.
“Losing John came a bit out of the blue and I wish John all the best with Wigan. It just goes to show that there’s always interest across the water for what goes on here.
“Tonight is a fantastic opportunity to remind those around us in the table that we’re still well in it for a place.”
“Team News: Sam Bone continues to miss the game due to a hamstring injury.