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John Muldoon looks forward to the challenge

Guinness PRO12 Editor

2 May 2012

As Connacht head to Glasgow for the final RaboDirect PRO12 game of the season, recently crowned Connacht Rugby’s Mazda Player of the Year John Muldoon spoke about the challenges the Warriors pose:

"It's a massive game for us, it's the end of the season and we are determined to finish on a high. We've had some great recent results and some of our performances of late have been exceptionally high so we're looking to build on that and finish well for the season. It's been an up and down year but it's also been a bit of a breakthrough for the club regards the Heineken Cup and we're delighted to be back in there again. I think everyone appreciates and understands how big the Heineken Cup really is and we're no different and we're looking forward to it being bigger and better next season but for now we're concentrating on this weekend."

"Glasgow are riding high in the league at the moment, their coach is leaving, they're leaving Firhill and they are also gunning for a top four position so we know the pressure's on them and they'll be coming out all guns blazing but at the same time we're looking to cause an upset and finish a record 8th, that would be a very good return for us this season."

"We're really looking to finish on a high and saying goodbye to some great servants of the club, that goes for everyone, from fella's like Henry (Fa'afili) who has been here for just a year to the likes of Ray (Ofisa) who's been here for over six years and we'd like to give them the send-off they deserve, and on top of that wish Gerry Kelly the best of luck in his retirement as well so we're really looking to a big performance on Saturday."

Head Coach Eric Elwood will announce an extended squad tomorrow (Thursday) to take on the Glasgow Warriors this Saturday (Firhill kick-off 19.30 – Live on BBC Alba & TG4)