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Team spirit is just right for Webster


Dave Webster

Dave Webster

Dave Webster

Whatever about the talent in the team, it's the spirit in the dressing room which has helped Premier Division newcomers Waterford enjoy a dream start to the season, according to defender Dave Webster.

Waterford head north tonight to face Dundalk, the Blues enjoying their spot in the top two, just behind champions Cork City. Alan Reynolds' side may hit a bump in the road but for Webster, it's hard to spot any clouds ahead.

"I don't think there is any secret behind us having a good start to the season, it's just the type of players and the type of characters we have," said Webster, who moved to Waterford from Shamrock Rovers in the off season.

"When I met Pat Fenlon and Alan Reynolds about coming here they stressed that, the need to have good characters.

"And that has been shown in the results, we have been down in games but we stayed together, we dug in for each other and did what we had to do," added Webster.

A big factor in the Blues' rise this season is the form of their imports like Basien Hery, Stanley Aborah and Lawrence Vigouroux, while Estonian Sander Puri contributed the winner against Bohemians on Monday. "They are good players but great lads too, it's a great dressing room to be in," says Webster.

"We know we have a tough game ahead tonight, Dundalk will take the game to us, we will have spells where we won't have the ball, but we feel we can keep up the good run."