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Friday 2 December 2016

Rovers boss Pat Fenlon looks to home comforts

Pat Fenlon
Pat Fenlon

PAT Fenlon is looking for some home rule from his Shamrock Rovers side as they try to keep pace with league leaders Dundalk.

The Hoops are at home tonight, to Drogheda United, but Tallaght Stadium has witnessed a mixed bag from the side this season.

Cork City, Bohemians and Dundalk have all earned a draw away to Rovers and while their home form is good, Fenlon is aware that they need to pick up some home wins.

"Usually in a league campaign you win your home games and pick up what you can on the road but we have dropped points at home and we need to change that," Fenlon told The Herald.

"It's a challenge for us to deal with how teams play against us in Tallaght, something we need to work on. A lot of teams come to Tallaght set up a certain way and it's our job to try and break them down. I think Dundalk are the only side who've come to our place and had a real go at us. I can't criticise anyone for the way we play, we just have to cope with that and do what we can for the win," added Fenlon.

"It's up to us to play at a high tempo, to take the game to them and impose our game on them enough to get the win we need.

"We have Drogheda here tonight and I know they are a decent side, we'll have to work hard. We have had them watched and they were very good against St Pats the other week," said Fenlon, hoping to field a settled side tonight as Dave Webster is the only absentee from his squad.

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