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04 Dec 2021

Kelly orders his players to be more ruthless in front of the posts

Louth face Laois in Saturday night's Division Three opener

Kelly orders his players to be more ruthless in front of the posts

The Louth side that played Dublin in the O'Byrne Cup

Louth manager Colin Kelly has ordered his players to be more ruthless in front of the posts as they gear up for this weekend’s National Football League opener against Laois at O’Moore Park.

The Wee County fell to a nine-point loss against Dublin in last Sunday’s O’Byrne Cup final but things may have panned out differently if Louth had been more clinical with their chances.

A good start to the Division Three campaign is essential and Kelly knows his side will have to up their game in Portlaoise on Saturday evening.

“We are missing so many scores, it is incredible but hopefully we can turn that end of things around between now and next Saturday night,” said the Reds boss.

“Ultimately, that’s where the games are decided,” he added. “We’re not scoring enough compared to the other teams and arguably it was the same again today.

“We know where we have to work at it and we know there is no hiding behind it. It has to change and it has to change quickly and if we get it right, we’re still in a decent place,” he added.

Saturday night’s game will be broadcast live on eirSport at 7pm .

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