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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Schutte: We're well aware of Wexford risks

Mark Schutte Photo: Sportsfile
Mark Schutte Photo: Sportsfile

Mark Schutte says Dublin have absorbed the lessons of their disappointing League exit to Limerick ahead of Saturday's Leinster SHC opener against Wexford.

Ger Cunningham's men gave up their five-year unbeaten record in Parnell Park in a meek display to the Treaty County and the Cuala ace says his team were not adaptable enough on the pitch.

"We need to adjust," Schutte explained. "If teams are playing different styles, it's about adjusting on the pitch to how they're going to play. We probably didn't adjust to how Limerick played on the day.

"That's why they beat us."

Dublin haven't lost to Wexford since 2008 though Schutte says he expects "a huge battle" on Saturday night in Croke Park. "Even at minor and Under 21, I think there's never much between the teams.

"We've been beaten by Wexford many times, so we know what the risks are there," Schutte added.

"But we're ready."

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