Match Preview – Bray Wanderers v Wexford FC

Bray Wanderers Match Preview

League of Ireland First Division

Wexford FC

Friday March 22, Carlisle Grounds

Kick-off 7.45pm

In what will be the club’s 600th home league game in the League of Ireland, Bray return to the Carlisle Grounds for the first time in over a month to face Wexford on Friday.
The Seagulls have not played at the Wicklow venue since the opening day of the season back in February.
But this game starts a run of three home matches in just eight days – with Longford Town and Cobh Ramblers to come in the next week.
“We’ve haven’t been at home in what seems a long time” conceded First team Head Coach Ian Ryan ahead of the fixture begin also begins a run of four of the next five league outings at home.
“We had the first game of the season and haven’t been back since. We’ve had some very difficult away games since then. We now get a chance to put a few home games together.”
As Wanderers go in search of their first home triumph of 2024 against Wexford who are a point behind in the standing, Ryan went to stress “First – we focus on Wexford. They to me, have ambitions to go win the league. It’s a really difficult game for us. But it’s one that we relish as well.”

TEAM NEWS

The club have a growing injury list. Vice-captain Darren Craven is ruled out.
Skipper Kilian Cantwell, defender Cole Omorehiomwan and the attacking trio of Ben Feeney, Shane Griffin and Cristian Magerusan are all doubtful.
“Injuries happen. It’s part of football. We had a couple last week. And obviously Griff couldn’t start the game. Cole and Kilian had to come off. So, it gives somebody else an opportunity to go and play” stated Ryan.
“The fixtures from here on in are mounting up. Over the next five weeks, we have eight games. It’s important we manage the bodies. As much as we’d love everybody to be fit for Friday, we have to look at the bigger picture. And make sure we have as people fit for that five-week period.”