Healy only focussed on City as title race heats up

Cork City boss Colin Healy insists that he’s only focussed on his own side as the race for the SSE Airtricity League First Division title heats up.

The Rebel Army are now three points clear of second placed Galway United following City’s 6-1 win over Athlone Town, and United’s 2-2 draw with Wexford last Friday night.

City though have a game in hand, which comes against Waterford at Turner’s Cross on Monday evening.

Healy’s side host Treaty United at the Cross tomorrow evening, with John Caulfield’s United side away to Waterford at the RSC.

Win both games at the Cross this weekend and City will be 6 points clear with 7 games to play, and with a superior goal difference.

Healy though is adamant that his whole focus is on Treaty tomorrow night, and he’s not looking any further than that.

“We just focus on the next game”, Healy told RedFM Sport. “A lot of people would be looking at other things that are going on, but I don’t do that. We say that to the players as well, we focus on the next game and that’s the most important thing.

“We have a strong squad, there’s places up for grabs and players have to maintain those standards, and if you have that, it’s always a good thing. The levels of performance that the lads are putting in now are very good, we want more from them and we hope that continues.”

City have enjoyed some big wins over Treaty United this season, winning 5-0 and 4-0 in Limerick and 3-0 at the Cross, scoring 12 goals and conceding none in the process. Healy though says they won’t be taking them lightly tomorrow.

“No, not at all, and I won’t be looking at any of the games we played against them recently. They’re a different team, they’ve tightened up at the back, Tommy [Barrett] is a good manager and he’s done a very good job – I have a lot of respect for Tommy.

“It’s going to be a difficult game, the conditions are going to be very difficult, it’s going to be hot and we’ve got to manage that too.

“The players will be ready for it, like they’re always ready for every game, and we’re looking forward to it and hopefully we can put on another good performance for our fans.”

Winger Cian Bargary was due to return to training today, along with centre half Ally Gilchrist, however it’s unsure if either player will be available for tomorrow night’s game.

Alec Byrne has returned to running and is a few weeks away from a return.


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