Bray Wanderers Match Preview
League of Ireland First Division
Friday September 22, Ferrycarrig Park
Bray Wanderers Head Coach Ian Ryan has insisted that their fate is in their own hands ahead of Friday’s vital away clash with Wexford at Ferrycarrig Park.
The Seagulls trail the Slaneysiders by six points, having played one game more, as the play-off race nears its finale.
“The result against Treaty last week (2-2 with United scoring in injury time) was a kick in the stones. But it doesn’t really have much effect on this game. We knew before last week that it is a game that we need to win.”
He continued “We know what we have to do. Wexford probably have a different type of pressure – teams are chasing them and hunting them down. So, there’s pressure on both sides.”
With virtually all the clubs in and around Wanderers providing the opposition over the five remaining league matches, Ryan stressed the side know what they must accomplish.
“Each week that goes by, we need to make sure we do our business. And we need to win. Everything is in our hands because of the teams we play against. It’s important that we keep it going as long as we can. We’ll do that by hopefully getting a win on Friday.”
The club have been dealt a blow with the news that top scorer Ben Feeney is likely to be ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle problem.
“We’ll be lucky to see Ben back by the end of the year. He’s seen a specialist. It looks like his season is over” revealed Ryan.
Captain Dave Webster and Seán Quinn are both carrying knocks. And are rated doubtful to feature.
PREVIOUS MEETINGS IN 2023
Back in March at the Carlisle Grounds, Bray won 3-2 with Ben Feeney (2) and Cole Omorehiomwan on the mark.
It ended 1-1 at Ferrycarrig Park back in May with Dane Massey finding the net.
Wexford won 3-0 back at the Carlisle Grounds in July.