Bray Wanderers Match Preview
League of Ireland First Division
Friday July 28, Eamonn Deacy Park
For the sixth match in eight games all competitions since the start of June, Bray face into an away trip.
This time, on Friday, the Seagulls take on First Division leaders Galway at Eamonn Deacy Park.
“Away again” quipped Head Coach Ian Ryan ahead of the trip out West.
“That’s the way it goes. It’s another big game to look forward to. They are the runaway leaders. It’s a good ground to go and play. There will be a big crowd. So, we’ll go there with a bit of confidence against last week’s win in the FAI Cup (over Cockhill Celtic).”
He continued “We’ll take confidence from the last time we played them (1-1 in June at the Carlisle Grounds). But we know how difficult it will be.”
Just 11 points separate all the teams between third and ninth. So, the race for the play-offs is really heating up.
“The performance is the main thing. I think when we perform, we can put it up to anyone in the Division. That what we’ll be looking to do. If we perform well, we’ve every chance of picking up some points” stated Ryan.
“It’s coming to the part of the season that’s very important. We’re in a position of where we want to be (in the play-offs) and maintain. I’m sure there will be lots of bumps between now and the end of the year.”
The central defensive pair of vice-captain Dane Massey and Jack Hudson are both suspended.
United won 6-0 back in April at Eamonn Decay Park.
But it ended 1-1 at the Carlisle Grounds at the start of June with Chris Lyons’ penalty cancelling out David Hurley’s spot-kick.