With the destination of the Coca-Cola Combination Division I championship balanced on a knife-edge, St Paul’s caretaker manager Martin Cassidy has pledged his team will give nothing less than 100 per cent today.
Cassidy, who will assist new manager Craig Culkin at St Paul’s next season, said: ‘We will play as we always do by keeping it keep at tight at the back and getting forward quickly as we go in search of goals.
‘Safe or not, we will have the same attitude – we have to because the other title challengers deserve our respect.
I’ve no interest in who wins the title, I’ve played for two of the challengers and I have friends in both camps.
‘I’m St Paul’s now.
We will look after ourselves and judging by the buzz at training on Thursday everyone is really looking forward to the game.
There is no pressure on us, it’s all on St Peter.
‘No doubt there will be a crowd of around 200 there so what’s the point in not playing.
No we go there fully prepared and looking to win.’ Island squad defender Carl Eubank and midfielder Paul Singh will not play today.
Cassidy added: ‘Paul is working while I’m leaving Carl out.
Carl is just one caution away from a suspension and I’m not going to risk him because if he collects a caution he could miss the Muratti – if selected.
The rest will do him good, too, because he’s been carrying a minor knee injury for a long time now.’