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Dundalk manager Sean McCaffrey urges squad to keep pushing on

Dundalk manager Sean McCaffrey urges squad to keep pushing on

The Louth club caused an upset to defeat Derry City and their manager wants more of the same in their next fixtures

Sean McCaffrey has told his Dundalk squad to maintain their momentum following their shock defeat of Derry City last week.

The Lilywhites, who were thumped 6-0 the previous week by Shamrock Rovers, brought Derry's 14-month unbeaten home record to an end with a 2-1 win at the Brandywell. It was Dundalk's second win of the season and only the second game in which they have managed to find the net.

"One swallow doesn't make a summer," McCaffrey told the official Dundalk website. "We have to keep picking up points and keep pushing on."

Dundalk's win moved them up to seventh in the table and their next four games are all against sides currently below them in the table; Bohemians, Cork City, Bray Wanderers and Monaghan United.

McCaffrey wants his team to continue their good form and ignore what their rivals are doing.

"It's more important that we just try and get points ourselves and forget about who else is winning or losing. We've matches coming on that if we can kick into a bit of form then they are matches, that at the start of the season, we would have fancied our chances of getting points in.

"The next four games are games we should be taking points in but I don't want to be putting pressure on the boys."

Dundalk host Bohemians this coming Friday.