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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Caulfield wary of Rovers

Cork City boss John Cauldfield believes there is still a league title to be won
Cork City boss John Cauldfield believes there is still a league title to be won

With a 10-point gap to make up and only a handful of fixtures left, Cork City face a battle to keep pace with league leaders Dundalk, but City boss John Cauldfield believes there is still a league title to be won by the men from Munster.

With Dundalk in European, not domestic, action in the last 24 hours, Cork have the chance to reduce that lead at the top tonight when they take on Shamrock Rovers, the Hoops still bruised by their 5-0 loss at home to Cork last week.

"We want to close the gap and stay in there for the run-in," says Caulfield.

"We're in the run-in, there's a league title at stake and I think we will have a big crowd.

"We had a couple of games where we were missing chances but, over the last four games, we have been taking them and the confidence is back, the form of the attackers is back and that changes things. I am hoping that our form over the last four matches is a good omen and that we can keep it going for the run-in."

Caulfield expects a response from a Rovers side who suffered what was a record home loss since their move to Tallaght Stadium.

"Rovers have done well and, up to last Friday night, they were on a good run, but sometimes that can happen in the cup. We did very well, but I would expect a massive reaction from them and a totally different game tonight," he added.

"The most important thing for us is to try and perform the way we did last Friday night, even though we know Rovers will be much better, and to try and keep putting points on the board."

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