Friday 21 September 2018

'It's shocking' - Pat Fenlon offers positive update on Waterford boss Alan Reynolds after his vicious assault

Pat Fenlon (inset) has said Alan Reynolds is in high spirits
Pat Fenlon (inset) has said Alan Reynolds is in high spirits
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Pat Fenlon has said that Waterford boss Alan Reynolds in recovering after he was the victim of an unprovoked assault in Tramore in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Reynolds was reportedly attacked from behind in the attack.

Fenlon worked closely with Reynolds last year as Waterford's director of football with the duo helping them to promotion from the First Division.

Speaking to RTE Sport, Fenlon said: "It’s shocking, I spoke to Alan yesterday and today he’s in good spirits at the moment.

"He’s a fair few injuries, it will take a bit of time to heal, everyone is thinking about him, he’s done a fantastic job with the club, the supporters are all thinking of him.

"It’s a horrible situation, we see it all over the country on a regular basis and it’s disgusting to be honest."

Paul Cashin is expected to take over from Reynolds on an interim basis. They face champions Cork City on Friday night.

"It’s a difficult situation, a big game at the weekend, away to Cork, when you look at things like that football is in perspective.

"The game will go on and the result will be the result the main thing is that Alan recovers well and gets himself back, there are good lads there as well, Paul (Cashin) has plenty of experience in the league.

"They got a good win last weekend, got themselves back on track, but football isn’t really that important at this stage."

There has been talk that former Ireland international Noel Hunt could join Waterford as a player/assistant coach after a 15-year stint in Britain.

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