Bray Wanderers Match Preview
League of Ireland First Division
Friday October 20, Carlisle Grounds
Bray Wanderers Head Coach Ian Ryan has called for the Seagulls to finish the campaign on a winning note.
In order to make the play-offs, Bray must beat Finn Harps on Friday evening at the Carlisle Grounds.
And hope Longford defeat Athlone – with an eight-goal swing over the two games.
Plus, Treaty must not get the better of Waterford.
“I don’t think we will get concerned with any possibilities, or permutations like that. We will just look to win the game,” said Ryan.
The Wicklow side are unbeaten in their last three matches, taking seven points.
“It’s (possibly) our last game of the season, (possibly) our last game at the Carlisle this season. We want to finish well. We want to win. Results wise, we’ve done all right in the closing set of fixtures. But still old habits have haunted us” stated Ryan.
“We’ve performed well, and results have gone well – to a degree of late. But we still get caught with bad habits that we’ve picked up throughout the year that ultimately have cost us. Now, this game is about finishing as best we can; and hopefully scoring a few goals.”
With top scorer Ben Feeney (ankle) again ruled out, both defender Seán Quinn (hamstring) along with striker Jake Walker (groin) are struggling to be match fit.
PREVIOUS MEETINGS IN 2023
When the teams met in Donegal last March, Harry Groome grabbed an equaliser in a 1-1 draw.
Then in May at the Carlisle Grounds, Dane Massey and Harry Groome found the net in a 2-0 home success.
Back in Ballybofey last July, it finished in a score-less draw.