Shane Keegan: 'I went in with the emphasis on the positives and the players weren’t having it'

Sat, Mar 31 2018

The Galway boss was despondent after his side drew for the second time this week. Credit: Laszlo Geczo (ETPhotos)

Galway United manager Shane Keegan cut a disappointed figure as the promotion favourites stuttered once again against Longford Town.

The Tribesmen coughed up a two-goal lead to draw with Drogheda the previous week and failed to fire in front of goal at home to the midlands side.

One major monkey off his side’s back is the fact they kept a clean sheet. Friday night's was their first clean sheet in a league fixture since facing Derry City last May.

“Sometimes you come off and you make up your mind up before you walk into the dressing room whether you’re going to lean towards emphasizing the positives or the negatives,” Keegan said after the game.

“I probably leaned toward emphasizing the negatives in the games so far but the fact that we got the clean sheet tonight I went in with the emphasis on the positives and they weren’t having it.

“They’re very frustrated. They’re very annoyed. We talked early in the week about how we’re the home team and we need to be getting three points.

“We didn’t get three points and it doesn’t matter what I say there, they’re frustrated and annoyed and we have a bit of an inquest into why we didn’t do better, and that’s the way it should be.”