Following a professional 3-nil victory against Avondale United in the opening round of the FAI Cup, Wexford FC have received a second-round draw against another non-league side in St. Patrick's CYFC.
The fixture presents a real opportunity for a quarter-final place, with the outcome of that draw potentially opening the door for a memorable cup run in the South East.
We have been drawn away to St. Patrick's CYFC in the second round of the Sports Direct FAI Cup!
Ties will be played the weekend ending Sunday August 20th. pic.twitter.com/lmyUp0Gr0E
— Wexford FC (@WexfordFC) July 25, 2023
James Keddy recognises the quality that exists within the St. Pats ranks, with several players previously lining out in the League of Ireland.
There is no intention of overlooking the draw, and Keddy is focused on delivering a professional performance.
"We'll give St.Pats CY the respect they deserve," he told Shaun Connolly from Beat Sport.
"But realistically, I'd be disappointed if we didn't go through. Saying that you just don't know in football."
— St. Patrick's CYFC (@pats_cyfc) July 25, 2023
Should Wexford overcome their Dublin opponents, a place in the quarter-final awaits.
The second-round draw has pitted several high-profile sides against each other, ensuring that the latter stages will be without some potentially dangerous opponents.
The unknown variable of the Cup format is not lost on the Wexford supremo.
"If you do get through, you don't know what the draw is going to throw up in the quarter-final," he continued.
"All of a sudden, without looking too far, with a little bit of luck, you could end up in a semi-final."
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