Monday 22 January 2018

Dundalk won't sit on slender lead, vows Kenny

Stephen Kenny, Dundalk manager
Stephen Kenny, Dundalk manager
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

DUNDALK manager Stephen Kenny has promised an attacking approach as the Louth club look to book a place in the Setanta Cup final in the first of their two Oriel Park encounters with Shamrock Rovers this week.

The hosts bring a 2-1 advantage into the second leg after a strong showing in Tallaght, and Kenny says that the table-toppers will seek to build on that rather than simply protect it.

"We have to approach the match in the right way," said Kenny, "We are not going to go out there to contain, we aren't going out there to defend just because we have a lead.

"We are going to approach the match as we would every other one. We are going to attack. It's a big incentive getting to the final."

Lilywhites skipper Stephen O'Donnell is excited by the opportunity and echoed Kenny's sentiments.

"We're really looking forward to the game," he said. "It's not every day you get a chance to reach a final. It's a big game. The Setanta Cup is a big competition, we'll go and try and win the game and get to the final.

"They are chasing the game but that doesn't change our mindset."

DUNDALK V SHAMROCK ROVERS, LIVE, SETANTA IRELAND, 8.0

Irish Independent

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