Limerick boss Martin Russell has indicated that his team will not play in just one way and will adapt to the challenges they face, as they come.
Limerick have had two average seasons in the Premier Division and have now gone without a trophy for two consecutive seasons, since winning the First Division in 2012. A statement during the week, stating that there would be a drawback in the amount of investment which could be provided to the club will not make this quest for silverware any easier in 2015.
Coming to Limerick midway through last season, Russell never had much time to make a definitive stamp on the club but this term he will look to provide Limerick with a solid platform and play in a varied manner also.
Having previously managed at UCD where he instilled an attractive style of football as well as being assistant at St. Pat’s, where manager Liam Buckley is renowned for playing possession-based football, it will only help in Limerick playing a more expansive style of football this term.
“We are looking at a couple of ways that we can go,
“We’ll be looking at not just being one-dimensional, and being able to adapt when needs be, Russell told limerickfc.ie.
“I think the game is moving that way; you’ve got to have more than one way of playing at times. We’ll look to work on those aspects for the rest of pre-season leading into the season.”
Commenting on how newly-signed Ian Turner fits into his plans, having been loaned from Cork City last term, Russell had this to say,
“I’m happy to have Ian back. When I came in last season Ian played the majority of the games and contributed.
“He’s an athletic type of player who can create by putting some good crosses in and also he can score; he’s got a decent shot on him as he showed last year as well. We’re looking at Ian to assist and score goals in the setup this year.
Limerick have also added youth to their squad for the forthcoming campaign with the additions of Kieran Hanlon from Pike Rovers and Gavin Dillion from Abbeyfeale United, both of whom previously played with the Limerick under-19 set-up.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena