Match Preview – Bray Wanderers v Longford Town

Bray Wanderers Match Preview

League of Ireland First Division

Longford Town

Friday March 1, Carlisle Grounds

Kick-off 7.45pm

In what will be the club’s 600th home league game in the League of Ireland, Bray welcome Longford Town to the Carlisle Grounds.
The Wicklow side will be looking for their first home league success of the campaign while the Midlanders will be looking for their first points of the 2024 season.
Following on from the away triumph over Kerry last week, First team Head Coach Ian Ryan was happy to get the first league win under the belt.
“Last week was pleasing. The most pleasing bit was that we won the game. On a bigger bit, we were asked questions and put ourselves in a difficult position. And the players came out of it brilliantly. Overall, it was really good.”
He is now looking to secure three points in front of the home faithful at the Carlisle.
“It’s very early in the season. The only consistent thing in the league at the moment is that there’s no consistency with all the teams. Any team can put a couple of wins together in a row which will see them shoot up the table. We hope to do that on Friday.”
Longford didn’t play last week with their scheduled match against Wexford at Ferrycarrig Park called off.
“I don’t know if that goes for us or against us. I was at their game with Finn Harps. Longford started off really well. And then the game came away from them. They’ve probably had a week of licking their wounds. So, we know we’ll be in for a fight” stated Ryan.


The Seasiders have injury worries over defenders Cole Omorehiomwan and Evan Osam while there are concerns about strike trio of Cristian Magerusan, Ben Feeney, and Peter Grogan
“Cole hasn’t trained this week. He’ll have to be assessed. The same goes for Cristian, Ben, and Peter. Evan is on his way back” explained Ryan.


It will be the 74th match between the clubs in all competitions – the 65th in league action.