Bray Wanderers Match Preview
League of Ireland First Division
Friday May 4, Ferrycarrig Park
Ian Ryan is looking for Bray Wanderers to get back to basics when they take on Wexford on Friday.
The Wicklow club succumbed to both Waterford and Treaty in the space of four days at the Carlisle Grounds to suffer back-to-back defeats for the first time this season.
Ahead of his first return to Ferrycarrig Park, he stated “There’s hiding about it. It was a bad long weekend for us. So, we just go back to basics, and put a performance in. A performance that we are capable of. If we do that, we’ll be all right.”
He added “I think everywhere – throughout the pitch – hasn’t been as good as we want. That goes from the team aspect. The performance against Waterford was good. On Monday against Treaty, it wasn’t so good. It was flat. All we can do is assess where we’re at, where we’re doing ok. We’re up at the top end of the table. A win changes everything.”
Defender Cole Omorehiomwan is suspended after his dismissal against Treaty.
Max Murphy serves the first of an additional two-game ban.
Striker Jake Walker (foot) and midfielder Conor Crowley (foot) both remain on the side-lines.
Defenders Eoin Farrell has resumed training. But the match may come too early for him.
Defender Len O’Sullivan is being assessed after playing 45 minutes against Treaty.
But winger Ger Shortt may return..
PREVIOUS MEETING IN 2023 SEASON
When the teams met back at the Carlisle Grounds last March, Bray won 3-2. Ben Freeney bagged a double before Cole Omorehiomwan claimed the winner.