“Improving” Leitrim look to keep winning ways going against Waterford

After saying that his team are improving all the time, Leitrim manager Shane Ward turned his sights to next Saturday’s final Allianz League Division 4 clash against Waterford.

After saying that his team are improving all the time, Leitrim manager Shane Ward turned his sights to next Saturday’s final Allianz League Division 4 clash against Waterford.

Following his sides convincing win over Carlow on Sunday, Ward noted in the first half there was a “very stiff breeze, it is nearly impossible to play against a swirling breeze.

“I thought we handled it very well. I thought we were very structured at the back and we moved the ball well to the hands, having patience, etc., keeping possession and so on which is very positive after last week.”

Leitrim also made very good use of the wind in the second half for the third game in a row and their manager remarked “In the second half the boys were very good. They took their scores and worked themselves back into the game.”

The Leitrim manager also said that the Green & Gold “are improving all the time” and praised the attitude of his players - “That is what we are looking at. The boys have changed their approach, their outlook and the way they look at football. That is very positive and all that matters.”

Looking forward to final league game of the season, Saturday’s clash with Waterford at 3 pm in Páirc Sean, it will be a situation for Shane of “more games when you are on the front foot. You like to stay on the front foot.

“We will be working hard in training this week and we will be looking forward to another performance. I am happy with the way we are progressing. We have used up to 29 players in the National League alone.”

Leitrim’s final League game comes against a Waterford side who started the year off in spectacular fashion by winning the McGrath Cup. They drew in Ruislip last Sunday with London, 5-6 to 2-15, and they will be anxious to finish off their campaign on a high.

The Waterford game is the only Division 4 game taking place on Saturday as the result will not affect final positions in the League tables.