Blues midfield decimated for Shels clash

Waterford United will be without a host of midfield players for tonight's Airtricty First Division game against Shelbourne at the RSC.

Waterford United will be without a host of midfield players for tonight's Airtricty First Division game against Shelbourne at the RSC.

Midfielders Paul McCarthy and Shane Barrett are both ruled out through injury; while John Kearney and Gary Dunphy are both suspended for the Blues.

Blues boss Stephen Henderson has told Beat 102-103 Sports Editor Martin Clancy that, with virtually no natural central midfielders now available to him for the clash, he will have to play some players out of position tonight.

On the positive side of things, Seamus Long and Paul Murphy should be over slight injury worries and the side should be further boosted by the inclusion of new signing Daryl Kavanagh who joins from Limerick.

Waterford currently sit in third spot in the table some two points adrift of Monaghan who are second while Shels are a further five points behind.

With Monaghan facing League leaders Derry, the game provides the perfect opportunity for the Southeast side to possibly move back up into second if they secure all three points.

Henderson is still optimistic regarding Waterford’s season..."We are still focused on getting into the play-offs, nothing has changed in that regard.There are still a lot of twists and turns to come along before the end of the season."

Kick off at the RSC is at 7:45.

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