Pete Mahon has warned his Drogheda Unted side they're not over the line yet as he prepares for a Cobh Ramblers onslaught in the second leg of their First Division promotion playoff tonight [7.45pm].
The Drogs plundered a 2-0 victory in Cork last week to leave them sitting pretty ahead of the return leg at United Park.
If they can finish the job tonight Drogheda will progress to a shootout with Wexford Youths for a place in next season's Airtricity Premier Division, but Mahon is refusing to take his eye of the ball.
“We’ve been drilling it into the players that this tie is far from over," he told the club's website.
"We are only really at half-time so anything can happen. I’d expect Cobh to come at us with everything they have so we need to be on our game to progress.”
Marc Griffin and Gareth McCaffrey strikes gave the Louth men a sweet win at St Colman’s Park.
A repeat of what was a disciplined and accomplished team performance will do Mahon nicely.
We are only really at half-time so anything can happen
“I was delighted with how we played last week,” the manager added. “The first half an hour was a bit shaky but we started to get our foot on the ball after that and we made some slight adjustments at half-time.
“We were excellent in the second half and really made Cobh work hard to get the ball. We went there looking for the win and thankfully we took our chances when we were on top in the game.
“I’ve heard ticket sales are going very well down at the club shop so hopefully we’ll have a full crowd. We had our biggest crowd of the season against UCD and you could see how the atmosphere inspired the players."
The suspended Sean Brennan is out for the hosts while Kevin Farragher [groin] and Gareth McCaffrey [calf] face late fitness tests.