CORK City manager John Caulfield is hoping for home comforts against Galway United in Turner’s Cross on Tuesday night in what will be City’s 1,000th league match.
After Friday night’s 0-0 draw away to Shamrock Rovers, Caulfield is confident of a better result in Cork City’s first meeting with Galway since 2009.
‘We need to get back to scoring goals if we can on Tuesday night,’ Caulfield said.
‘We have taken five points from a possible nine. We would have preferred to have a few more points, we have had two away draws against Sligo and Shamrock Rovers, two good sides, but we have to go out and try to win on Tuesday night.’
‘It’s a home game and it is a good opportunity for us. I think it is good to have a game so quickly after the draw with Shamrock Roverson Friday night.
‘I think some of the lads felt a little disappointed, as they felt they could go to Tallaght and get a result, so from that point of view I think it will be good to get going on Tuesday night again.’
Home support will be crucial for Cork City, added Caulfield, who said: ‘At the last home game against Limerick, the atmosphere was fantastic and the attendance of nearly 5,000 was excellent.
‘I keep stressing how vital it is that we get a big crowd behind us at every home game. The supporters really are our 12th man and we need them to come in early and be vocal right from the very start of every game.’
Injury news: Rob Lehane and Josh O’Shea have both recovered from knocks, so Michael McSweeney (hamstring) is the only absentee.