Karl Sheppard has admitted he is not concerned by Cork City’s disappointing start to the new SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season. John Caulfield’s side is currently eighth in the league standings having won just one of their opening four g
Karl Sheppard has admitted he is not concerned by Cork City’s disappointing start to the new SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season.
John Caulfield’s side is currently eighth in the league standings having won just one of their opening four games of the campaign.
The Leesiders have also failed to score in three of those matches but speaking to reporters shortly after the 0-0 draw with Derry City at Turner’s Cross on Friday night, Sheppard believes they just need time to gel.
“There’s no concerns,” insisted the attacker.
“You can see we’re doing a lot of things right. I think every game has been close the only game we were disappointed with properly was Waterford - we probably should have done a bit better than that - but all the other games we have given a good account of ourselves.
“Today (against Derry) I don’t know how many half chances we had but on another day it goes in and we’re happy out but today it wasn’t to be.
“I think we started the first ten or fifteen minutes good and then we sort of died off. It wasn’t really a Cork performance in the first half but in the second half, we threw the kitchen sink at them.
“We had a few close chances but we probably should have played a bit better in the first half and really pile the pressure on them.
“Derry have a lot of good players, they have gone back to basics, they’re a proper Derry team where they’re hard to beat, they all work hard and we knew what it would be like but we just needed to move the ball around a bit quicker.
“There’s a lot of change from the last couple of years but we’re sort of used to that by now. Every year there’s new players coming in and it takes time to gel.
“You can see in little glimpses that it is coming together but it’s just about making the whole team click for 90 minutes.”