Flores hoping to start a run at Turner’s Cross
Jordan Flores believes that Dundalk are well equipped to go on a run and secure a place in Europe, beginning with Tuesday night’s six-pointer with Cork City at Turner’s Cross.
The trip to Leeside, which will be shown live on WATCHLOI, is the first of three vital league games in the space of just six days. Bohemians will visit Oriel Park on Friday before the Lilywhites travel to Derry City on Monday, October 19th.
Dundalk are currently languishing in mid-table but Filippo Giovagnoli’s side have games in hand on those above them and a win against the struggling Rebels on Tuesday night will see them jump into third place.
“We have three big games coming up,” said Flores. “We haven’t won our last two in the league so it’s important we get three points at Turner’s Cross and go from there.
“It’s going to be a tough game but we’re well prepared and we’ve had a couple of days more because the St Pat’s game was called off on Friday night so we’re well prepared and we’re going to go down there and fight.”
The hosts are in dire need of points themselves. Colin Healy’s reign as manager got off to a poor start at Dalymount Park on Friday night as Bohemians scored three goals without reply to leave the 2017 double winners rooted to the bottom of the table.
A win over Dundalk, however, would lift them above Finn Harps and into the relegation playoff position but Flores said that the Lilywhites were intent on building some momentum and securing European football for 2021.
“In terms of bringing players in, European football is a big pull for this club,” he said. “It’s been like that for the past six or seven years so we need to make sure our league form is on point and we qualify for next season.
“It’s a big game for both teams but I fully back the lads and the quality we have in the squad to go down and do the job. It’s been very stop-start in recent weeks but we’ll be able to rotate and everybody can get minutes so we can really go on a roll now, fingers crossed.”