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Brennan bids to lift Tribes for 'cup final'

GALWAY United will try and put an abysmal league campaign behind them tonight, as they battle it out with Monaghan United for the right to play in the Airtricity League Premier Division.

Having lost 22 games in a league campaign where they conceded 115 goals and won one game in 36, Galway boss John Brennan will have to lift his side for one last effort to stay among Irish club football's elite.

He said: "It's going to be a very hard game, Monaghan are a good side.

"We have got to get ourselves in order, it's a cup final. Anything can happen."

Galway travel to Monaghan without the suspended duo of Sean Kelly and Rory Gartlan and long-term injury casualties Johnny Keane (knee) and Victor Collins (Achilles tendon).

Monaghan boss Roddy Collins has warned his side against being complacent even though they are strong favourites given The Tribesmen's woeful form.

"Our lads know they have to be at the top of their game against Galway.

"They have to approach this as they would approach a game with Shamrock Rovers," he said.

Collins will be without the suspended Keith Quinn and John Reilly, as well as Aidan Collins (thigh), Declan O'Brien (calf) and Paul Whelan (groin).