Jimmy Tucker calls for Launceston pride ahead of final Redruth derby match

Redruth v Launceston
Redruth beat Launceston 17-0 at the Rec earlier this season

Launceston coach Jimmy Tucker has urged his players to "make themselves proud" as they prepare for the final Cornish derby with Redruth for at least a year.

Relegated Launceston have yet to win a game in National Two South this season as the prepare to host the Reds.

"Don't make me proud, make themselves proud," Tucker told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"They're the guys running out on the field, they're being scrutinised and supported, so I want them to put in a performance that they are proud of."

Fourth-placed Redruth are still targeting a top-three finish and have won eight of their last nine games.

"The Launceston-Redruth games have been big occasions in the last few years and it is a shame that we're not going to be playing them next year in the league programme," added Tucker.

"It makes it all the more important for us to go out there, put in a good performance and have a good second-to-last game of the season.

"Everyone in the squad will be up for it, Launceston will be up for it because they want to get their first win of the season and Redruth don't want to be Launceston's first victims in this league season."

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