Davy Fitzgerald has asked Wexford supporters to be patient while he feels promotion from Division 1B of the Allianz National Hurling League is beyond his team this season.
On Sunday, the new Wexford boss saw his side narrowly lose out to Kilkenny in the semi-finals of the Walsh Cup on a scoreline of 0-15 to 0-14. The game was attended by approximately 4,000 people which is one of the highest crowds that have attended a pre-season game in Wexford for some time.
“I suppose if you look at last year, Limerick gave Wexford a good beating. Limerick and Galway are our first two games. They’ll be massive tough games. I think we’ll learn a lot but I don’t think we’ll get out of 1B this year”, the Sixmilebridge man said.
“You’re hoping over the next two years we’ll get out of that and be challenging in the top three or four. Over the next two years, we’re going to try and build, build, build. We know we’re on a journey. We’ve a lot of things to improve on and even Division 1B is going to be very tough. You’ve serious teams in there. We know we’ve to get up to their standard.
Fitzgerald added, “So we have a lot of work still to do. Over the next two years, we’re going to try and build, build, build. We just need to stay patient.”