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Andy Pilley has issued a rallying cry to Waterford FC’s supporters ahead of Friday’s crucial game against Cobh Ramblers at the RSC – and revealed he’s bringing along a special guest.

The Blues Chairman is due to attend the game at the RSC on Friday evening and has urged the fans to help cheer the side back to winning ways.

“I suppose this is a rallying cry from myself, but we want to get as many people there as possible on Friday night – we need the supporters’ help,” he said.

“The fans have been outstanding since I arrived at the club, and I thought the way they responded to the team at Galway last weekend showed just how much we are all together.

“It’s really important we get back to winning ways on Friday against Cobh Ramblers.

“What we need is for the fans to stick with us and get behind the team more than ever this Friday.”

Keith Long’s men find themselves second in the league table following back-to-back defeats, but Pilley is convinced Waterford remain on track for promotion.

Explaining: “I’m still confident we will be promoted this season, there’s always bumps and scrapes along the way and I’m still confident we will get promotion come the end of the season.

“This is a long-term project we have here and what’s important to me is that the club is and continues to move forward all the time.

“We have two of the best coaches in Ireland now at the helm, and I’ll be backing them as much as they require in the summer to get us over the line.”

Pilley owns a number of clubs around the world, including English League One side Fleetwood Town.

The Cod Army are managed by Scott Brown, and Pilley has revealed the Celtic legend will be in town for Friday night’s game.

“I’m bringing Scott Brown with me on Friday to the RSC,” he revealed.

“I’ve been talking about Waterford and the atmosphere at the RSC for months now and he’s asked to come over and see what all the fuss is about.

“So, let’s make sure we put on a show on and off the field!”


25 October 2021; Waterford supporters celebrate their side’s second goal, scored by Anthony Wordsworth, not pictured, during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Bohemians and Waterford at Dalymount Park in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

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