Team news v St.Patrick’s Athletic

This week’s fixture between the Wanderers and the Saints will be the 5th meeting of both teams this season. Wanderers have drawn the saints in both the Leinster Senior Cup and the EA Sports Cup while also playing two league games against each other. Liam Buckley’s side have come out on top in both cup competitions going through in the EA Sports Cup by four goals to nil while penalties were needed to send the Saints through in the EA Sports Cup. In the league, the Wanderers took all 3 points from Richmond Park on the opening night of the season, while at the Carlisle Grounds it finished 1-1, Bray took the lead in the first half through Ryan Brennan before the visitors hit back early in the 2nd half.

The Wanderers go into tomorrows match having lost the last two games, albeit against the two sides currently ahead of us in the league table.Last week’s match against Cork City was much closer than the scoreline reflects, something which Head Coach Harry Kenny noted in his post match interviews last Sunday.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s match Harry said,

“I was delighted with the application of the lads in last Sunday’s game against Cork city considering the off the field problems.I thought our second half performance in particular was very good,Sean Maguire was the difference in the two teams.

St Pats had a very good win last Friday v Derry and will be looking to build on that this week,they have also brought in some very good players in the transfer window so we will need to be at our best to get a result.”
In terms of team selection Harry welcomes back Anto Flood who has recovered from a foot injury and will be available for selection having missed out against Cork City last Sunday.
Friday nights game is live on Eir Sport 2 and kick off is at 8pm.