Bray Wanderers Match Preview
League of Ireland First Division
Friday September 15, Carlisle Grounds
A defiant Bray Wanderers Head Coach Ian Ryan has issued a rallying call ahead of Friday’s encounter with Treaty United at the Carlisle Grounds.
A single point separates the two clubs with six games remaining as the play-off race reaches the business end of the season.
“Last week (against Galway) was brilliant. The end score-line (4-1) was crazy when you consider the game as a whole. We’re at a crucial stage of the season and we’re playing a rival for a play-off position. We just don’t want a good performance – we want the points as well.”
He continued “Points come from the quality of your performances. So, we will be looking for similar display this week.”
With fifth placed Wexford FC not playing this week, it’s an opportunity for the Wicklow side to close the gap.
“This week is massive for us” stressed Ryan. “In fact, the next six weeks are massive because we’ve got a clear run of six games against all our rivals – all competing for the play-off spots. So, it’s in our hands what we do. And we like it that way. But in order to make sure we’re there in the mix for the last couple of weeks of the season, we need to do our business on Friday. And that’s no different to Treaty. They are in the same boat.”
Top scorer Ben Feeney is ruled out with an ankle problem.
Defenders Cole Omorehiomwan and Seán Quinn are both carrying knocks. They are doubtful having not trained all week.
PREVIOUS MEETINGS IN 2023
On the opening day of the season back in February, Ben Feeney’s late goal sealed a 1-0 victory at the Markets Field.
At the Carlisle Grounds last May, Treaty won 3-0.
Back at the Markets Field, it ended 1-1 with Feeney again on the mark.