- Thursday September 8th, 2011 @ 15:22
MAHON HOPING TO KEEP PRESSURE ON LEADERS
Pete Mahon will be hoping his side can keep up their recent scoring run as they travel to the Carlisle Grounds to take on Bray Wanderers tomorrow (Friday) in the Airtricty League Premier Division (kick off: 7.45 pm).
The Saints have scored 20 goals in their previous 6 league and cup games. Among the goalscorers has been Seán O'Connor who, having scored two against Killester United in the 4-0 Leinster Senior Cup win, will be looking to shake off a bruised calf before tomorrow's game.
While Seán O'Connor and Evan McMillan (groin strain) are doubtful, Pete Mahon is hoping they will be fit enough to start. Definitely out are David McMillan (hamstring) and Derek Doyle (calf) who both picked up knocks in the 6-1 league victory over Galway United.
Ian Daly played for 15 minutes as a substitute against Killester having been out with back injury and he is fit to play while Derek Pender and Daryl Kavanagh have shaken off stomach bugs over the past few days.
"We've scored a lot of goals over the past few weeks so it shows that we're doing something right but tomorrow's game is now definitely the most important of our season so far.
"If we can pick up three points in Bray it would set us up nicely going into the game with Shamrock Rovers on Monday in Richmond.
"We need to ensure that we concentrate fully on this game, try and get the win and who knows what could happen up in Tallaght tomorrow evening.
"We have a bit of a selection problem if Seán O'Connor and Evan (McMillan) don't make it but I'm hopeful they'll be fit enough.
"Bray always make it difficult out there and they're doing things the right way at the moment.
"They're giving young players an opportunity to play with an eye on the future and they should be commended for the way they are looking forward.
"They're in a position where they're not going to win the league and they're not going to be relegated and in my opinion they're right to blood good young players who I've no doubt will make it difficult for us tomorrow night."