CORK City’s midfield enforcer Conor McCormack can see similarities been the FAI Cup champions and the Shamrock Rovers team he played on that qualified for the Europa League group stages under the captaincy of Dan Murray.
The man from Carlingford in Louth and the SWAI’s Player of the Month for April is hoping to start against Shamrock Rovers at Turner’s Cross tomorrow night after being substituted in a tactical switch against Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds.
“We need a good performance from the whole team if we are to beat Rovers. They are a big club and they invariably have good teams in the league and they will be strong opponents.
We just have to get our heads on, play our own game and not worry about the opposition and try to keep our unbeaten going to a 16th match.
I had a few good years at Rovers and I won a few trophies too and hopefully I can replicate that with Cork City this season. I enjoyed my spell there. I am still good friends with Ronan Finn and I could be marking him tomorrow night,” said McCormack who won a league and Setanta Cup with the Hoops.
“All we are worried about is our own three points and while other results went our way on Tuesday night with Dundalk and Bray dropping points again, we don’t put too much store into it. It’s what we do ourselves is all that matters really,” he added.
“Rovers have been a little inconsistent but they will come down to Turner’s Cross all guns blazing because they want to be the first team to beat us in the league. They will want to stop our unbeaten run and we will have to be on our game and be ready for them,” he told me.