Team News: Bray Wanderers Vs St Patrick's Athletic
- Fri, May 15, 2015 @ 16:42
St Patrick's Athletic travel to County Wicklow on Saturday evening as the Saints face Bray Wanderers in the Carlisle Grounds in the SSE Airtricity League (kick-off 5.45pm).
The Saints will be hoping to continue their good run of form which sees them unbeaten in their last 10 games in all competitions, while the Seagulls will be hoping for a first win in five games under their newly appointed manager, Trevor Croly.
Speaking to stpatsfc.com ahead of Saturday's game, James Chambers outlined that following the Saints' 0-0 draw against Shamrock Rovers on Monday, the squad were a little disappointed not to have taken the three points.
"Yeah we were a little disappointed not to have taken all the points against Rovers. They're a good side and they'll be up there competing, but still we felt we could've taken the win."
On the proposition of facing Bray on Saturday evening, Chambers pointed out that the Seagulls would be tough opponents for the Saints and pointed out that the previous encounter between the sides that the Saints won could have gone differently.
"The last day against Bray, we started like a house on fire as I think we were 2-0 up after about six minutes. They had a chance with Chris Lyons that nearly went in straight after, and if that had gone in the back of the net, things could have been different."
"We know that with Trevor now gone in there that they'll be looking to impress him so it's going to be a difficult game. But we know that we've got to concentrate on ourselves, play well and then we'll hopefully get the three points."
In team news, Saints' manager confirmed that skipper Ger O'Brien will miss out with a hamstring injury, Greg Bolger is a doubt with an ankle injury sustained against Shamrock Rovers, while Christy Fagan has stepped up his recovery from a knee injury and both will face a fitness test. Elsewhere there is postiive news on Togo international Cyril Guedje who has returned to training.
"I was satisfied with the performance against Rovers," Buckley admitted to stpatsfc.com when reflecting on last Monday's Dublin derby, "but I also felt we could have done a little better in parts. We've worked on a few things this week and hopefully we can put them into practise on Saturday evening against Bray. We've had a few tight games in the Carlisle Grounds in the last few seasons so the players know that they will have a tough game."
"It's a game that our supporters always travel out to in good numbers so hopefully we can go out there and get the three points for them and move up the table."