WATCH: Offaly hurling captain looking forward to 'huge game' against Wexford

The game takes place in O'Connor Park on Saturday

Justin Kelly

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Offaly hurling captain David King has said he is hoping for a win as Kevin Martin's charges meet Davy Fitzgerald's Wexford in the Leisnter Senior Hurling Championship this weekend.

Offaly come into the game on the back of two straight defeats at the hands of All-Ireland champions Galway and recent Allianz League winners Kilkenny last weekend.

They would have been seen as the two toughest ties in the new Leinster round robin format for Offaly who now must focus on picking up a win against either Wexford or Dublin to have any chance of staying in the premier Leinster competition.

Relegation would see Offaly fall into the Joe McDonagh Cup where the likes of Laois, Westmeath and Kerry are plying their trade this year.

Speaking about the tussle with the Model county this weekend, David King said: "Wexford will be a huge game. They've been really coming on strong in the last few years under Davy, but we'll have our home support behind us, so hopefully we can kick on and get a win against them."

"There's a positive look on us at the moment. Being at home you'd be talking to guys and there would be a bit of buzz around the county and around the game, and I think that will get the crowd on our side in Tullamore," he added.

Wexford boss Davy Fitzgerald has said this week that he is not looking past Offaly despite picking up a vital win over Dublin last weekend and having their eyes firmly on the Top 3. 

Offaly and Wexford meet at 7pm at Bord na Mona O'Connor Park on Saturday evening, May 26.

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