DAIRE DOYLE is concerned by his side’s lack of goals.
The Midlanders scored four goals in their first two games to help themselves to four points.
But, in the six matches since, they have netted just once, and that was from the penalty spot, to add just one further point to their tally.
And gaffer Doyle said: “Of course it’s a concern, but it’s not for the lack of effort or trying.
“We haven’t scored and we’ve got to work on that.
“We work on a number of different patterns in our play every single week. I’m disappointed we haven’t scored and we’ll look to score in every single game we play.
“We need to be at it but we do have good players up there in Aaron Dobbs and Rob Manley.
“We have players who can score and we need to keep creating and doing the right things and keep at it. I’m sure we’ll take some of them and get the results we want.”
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Defender Paddy Kirk is a doubt with the calf problem which forced him off against St Pat’s on Friday.
Dundalk welcome back Darragh Leahy and Daniel Kelly but are without David McMillan and Cameron Dummigan after they picked up injuries in the 3-0 victory against Kevin Sheedy’s Waterford.
The Lilywhites have taken seven points from a possible nine since sporting director Jim Magilton took charge of team affairs.
But midfielder Chris Shields warned: “Two away games on the trot is never easy and Longford are a good side on their day.
“I know Daire well and he will have them playing well.
“It’s about us going down there and keeping this momentum going.”
BOYLESPORTS ODDS: Longford 13-2, Dundalk 4-9, Draw 3-1.