Fenn declares the title is on after stunning Students
By Kieran Burke - @KieranBTS.
Longford Town FC manager, Neale Fenn has declared a 2018 SSE Airtricity League First Division title win may very well be on the cards, following "De Town's" stunning 5-1 win against league leaders UCD on Friday night. A brace from Dylan McGlade combined with goals from Daniel O'Reilly, Shane Elworthy and Sam Verdon meant the Midlands outfit moved to within six points of Collie O'Neill's side, following the goalfest at the UCD Bowl.
Speaking to Between the Stripes reporter, Kieran Burke in an interview for Shannonside FM, Fenn declared his team always felt they were in the title hunt, even before Friday's demolition job over the Dubliners.
"I think the title has always been on, when you look at the teams around us and the teams we've played I don't think we've been outplayed by anyone bar UCD (at home), we know we are as good as anyone and we believe we can win it."
Following on from that interview, again speaking to Kieran Burke this time for the Longford Town FC Youtube channel, Fenn was asked if he had a message for the people of Longford in terms of getting out and supporting the team in the remaining nine league games this season.
Finally, in other Longford Town FC news, Neale Fenn has also stated a couple more players could leave the club this week, following the departures of Shane O'Connor and Evan Galvin ahead of the win over UCD. Speculation is currently mounting over the arrival of a fresh striking option at the City Calling Stadium and with former Tottenham player Fenn already admitting he is looking to add two to three bodies in the July transfer window, it is no surprise to see a couple of largely unused first-team squad members been allowed to leave the club.
Longford Town's next game comes at home to Cobh Ramblers on Saturday night and with UCD facing the extremely difficult task of a Dublin derby against a high-flying Shelbourne side, there is a very real possibility "De Town" could find themselves just three points off the pace come close of play at the weekend.