Bray Wanderers Match Preview
League of Ireland First Division
Friday June 2, Carlisle Grounds
Bray welcome First Division leaders Galway to the Carlisle Grounds on Friday.
Both teams head into the third versus first contest unbeaten in their last four league games.
“We’re going OK at the minute. We would have liked to have held onto the lead last week against Cobh. But given the circumstances in which the game changed, it was a good point in the end,” said Head Coach Ian Ryan.
“We know how good Galway are. They are probably the toughest task we can have presently in the league. They’ve won 15 of their 16 games so far. We know how hard it will be. For us, we want to keep out momentum going; keep our performances levels and hopefully the result will take care of itself.”
It begins a hectic period for the Seagulls as away ties against Athlone Town (Monday June 5) and Waterford FC (June 9) follow in quick succession before the mid-season break.
“It’s a massive week with three games that come so close together. We play two of the top teams in the league in those three matches and have a really difficult game away to Athlone too. It’s big week for all clubs. We’ll be looking to consolidate our position at the end of it.” Ryan hoped.
Wanderers had been hit by the suspensions to winger Ger Shortt, defender Cole Omorehiomwan and midfielder Harry Groome.
“It’s not ideal. But with the week that’s in it, we wouldn’t be playing the same team Friday-Monday-Friday. It just forces our hand sooner than we would have liked. The lads will miss out on Friday. But Cole and Harry will be available for Monday” explained Ryan.
Striker Jake Walker has resumed training. But like midfielder Guillermo Almirall, won’t feature against Galway.
When the teams met back in April at Eamonn Decay Park, the Tribesmen won by a 6-0 score-line.