CORK CITY assistant manager John Cotter insists that the team aren’t looking anxiously up the Premier Division table at other sides, but he is nevertheless keen for victory away to Finn Harps tonight (8pm).
After four games, City lie in eighth place, six points off joint leaders Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians, having only registered one victory, away to Sligo Rovers last week.
A trip to Ballybofey to take on the side just below them offers a chance to pick up some momentum and Cotter has faith in the side.
“We just need a win for ourselves, that’s all,” he said.
“We don’t look at any other club, we’re only four games in and this is the fifth coming up.
“There’s a long way to go in this, we’ll go Friday to get a win for ourselves and to put a bit of confidence into the players and build from that.”
Seán McLoughlin and Gearóid Morrissey are the main injury worries as John Caulfield’s side look to pick up another away victory.
At home, City have failed to score, losing to Waterford and drawing with Derry City, but Cotter doesn’t believe that the pressure of the Turner’s Cross crowd is inhibiting the team.
“You want big crowds,” he said, “you don’t want to play in front of 50 people.
“That’s the challenge, you have to rise to that and good players will always do that. There’ll be a decent crowd there on Friday and we generally have good travelling support, too.
“We just have to hopefully give them something to cheer about. You’d expect pressure and that’s something you’d want, to be fair.
“When you have that, it shows that you’ve been successful, which we have been.
“You should have expectations then and it’s how you deal with it, as staff, as players and how you manage that within the group.”