We spoke to Head Coach Ian Ryan after last nights 2-2 draw away to Treaty United.


Bray Wanderers Head Coach Ian Ryan admitted he had mixed emotions after Friday’s 2-2 draw with First Division leaders Treaty United.
Trailing 2-0 at half time at the Markets Field, the Seagulls rallied after the break to secure a point.
But it was the feeling of what might have been after falling behind only to fight back and nearly secure all three points.
“We have strange, mixed emotions probably” conceded Ryan afterwards.
“In the first half, we played Treaty’s game. They were able to impose their style of game on us. We gave away two poor goals. We had no rhythm to the game from the start.”
He also stated “What we need to do is to put more urgency into our performances. We probably need to be a bit more direct. We needed to make Treaty to defend a bit.”
Ryan went on to comment “It was a really pleasing second half display. There was good spirits from the lads; they showed good desire. The players had to do that. For us, we probably need to put together a 90-minute performance and not wait until we go behind to react.”
The introduction of Thomas Morgan, Peter Grogan, and Guillermo Almirall 15 minutes into the second period turned the tide in the Green and White’s favour.
“To be fair, it happened. It happened in Kerry as well. The lads came off the bench and impacted the games. You saw Zach Nolan was very good. So was Thomas. He got his goal. He has a brilliant knack of scoring. That’s important as well.”
Ryan added “If you look at the game as whole – chances wises – we had enough chances to win two or three games. We’ll need to be more clinical as a team as the season goes on.”
Vice-captain Darren Carven went off inured just before half time. And left the field on crutches at the interval.
“It’s too early to say. But it didn’t look good. It looked like a hamstring that he pulled up struggling with. We’ll access that. Hopefully, it’s not too bad because he’s an important player for us” updated Ryan.
The Wicklow club are on the road for the third time in four games next Friday when heading to Leeside to face Cork City at Turner’s Cross.
“It’s another really important game. It’s a good Stadum to play in. Always a good crowd. Cork are full-time favourites for this league. We know it’s a daunting task ahead of us. But we us now, we need to put in a performance that last for 90 minutes” Ryan stressed.