Gartland ready for epic title showdown

Padraig Whelan

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Padraig Whelan

Gartland ready for epic title showdown
Brian Gartland is staying positive and says he and his teammates will put everything they have into beating Cork City this Friday and becoming champions.

Brian Gartland is staying positive and says he and his teammates will put everything they have into beating Cork City this Friday and becoming champions.

“If you told me at the start of the season that we had to win the last game to be champions, and win at home at that, of course you would snap someone’s arm off for it,” the big defender smiled.

“Now, if you asked me two weeks ago, we would think we’d have enough to do it before then but that’s football. You see it in every league all over the world. It is never easy in this sport.

“We didn’t do enough against Bray or Rovers to win those games.”

The Dubliner is determined to put things right this Friday in a game he cannot wait for and promises nothing will be left on the field come full time.

“We have got to be positive, we need to kick on. We’ll right the wrongs and hopefully the lads are looking forward to it. We want to go and win it.

“We are a great side, we haven’t shown that over the last two games admittedly, which is why we are in this position but we must keep the heads and put every last bit into it.”

The days and hours ahead, he knows, are likely to be filled with all sorts of talk analysis but he is ready to embrace it all.

“Everyone will look at it every way saying ‘Cork might just sit back’ and ‘the pressure is on them’ and so on. You can look it every possible way.

“This is bigger than any cup final you can ever play though. We have a chance for win one game, win the league so we have to give it our all.”