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Airtricity League preview: Limerick v Shelbourne

Updated: Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 09:39 | Comments

Limerick have made a solid enough start to life back in the top flight
Limerick have made a solid enough start to life back in the top flight

Limerick will be hoping to add to a recent good run when they take on Shelbourne at Thomond Park, kick-off 7.45pm.

Stuart Taylor's side are unbeaten in their last four matches, winning their most recent games against Bohemians and Bray Wanderers.

Shelbourne, after a morale boosting draw against Cork last weekend, courtesy of a last gasp Darren Tinnelly strike, go in search of a first league win of the season.

Limerick have now hit the net nine times in their last four games and manager Taylor feels that supporters are starting to see what his outfit is all about.

“We’ve had back to back wins for the first time and I think the supporters are being entertained. They’re starting to see the result of the hard work that the players have put in during pre-season and over the opening series of games.

“The lads have applied themselves well and we’re imposing how we want to play on games more than we did at the start of the season.”

Robbie Williams is still a doubt, though he has been progressing in training. Dom Foley is still struggling with injury, but Patrick Nzuzi returns following a one match suspension picked up for a sending off against Bohemians.

Shelbourne are likely to have a full squad available, other than Glenn Cronin, who remains absent with an ankle injury.

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins will meet the teams on the pitch before the game.

An avid supporter of the local game – the President should witness an entertaining contest, with Limerick fancied to complete a hat-trick of league wins.

Verdict: Limerick 

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