Bray Wanderers Match Preview
League of Ireland First Division
Friday April 14, Eamonn Deacy Park
It is first against second as Bray take on First Division leaders Galway on Friday at Eamonn Deacy Park.
In what will be the last fixture for the first series of matches this season, United will try to make it a record ninth victory in a row.
But the Wicklow side will travel out West looking to close the nine-point gap between the teams.
“Galway are flying – they are well ahead of everybody. But deservedly so” stated Wanderers Head Coach Ian Ryan.
“They have been together a while as a squad and have invested heavily. They are where they expect to be. All be it they’ve probably exceeded their expectations by winning all eight games.
He continued “We know it is a daunting task for us. But we’ll give it a go. We are second in the table on merit. It should be an exciting game.”
Goalkeeper Alex Moody is available after serving a one-match ban.
Defender Len O’Sullivan has recovered from a hamstring problem and resumed training this week.
But midfielder Conor Crowley (broken metatarsal) is side-lined for six-eight weeks.
Eoin Farrell and Joe Power are likely not to be involved due to injury.
Acting skipper Dane Massey is a worry after departing early against Athlone last week.
With skipper Dave Webster and midfielder Darren Craven still building up fitness, both will not feature.
“We were down a couple of bodies last week. We saw that we were still able to get the win and people performed really well. When one door closes another door opens. We’re looking to make a good performance against the league leaders” explained Ryan.