Team News: St Pat's Vs Bray Wanderers

  • Thu, Jul 20, 2017 @ 23:15

St Patrick's Athletic host Bray Wanderers in the SSE Airtricity League in Richmond Park on Friday night (kick-off 8pm, live on eir Sport).

The Saints will be looking to kick on from their victory last Friday over Derry City when Liam Buckley's side came back from a 1-0 deficit to claim all three points thanks to goals from Kurtis Byrne (penalty) and Graham Kelly.

Opponents Bray Wanderers come into the game off a 2-0 defeat to league leaders Cork City, while in the four games played to date between the sides in all competitions, the Saints have two wins from the Leinster Senior Cup and EA Sports Cup games.

The Seagulls meanwhile won the opening game of the league season between the sides, while last May the sides drew 1-1 in the Carlisle Grounds.

Speaking to stpatsfc.com ahead of Friday's match, Saints' boss Liam Buckley is aware that Bray will be difficult opponents.

"There was very little in the game last week between Bray and Cork, so I would expect a tough game on Friday night. The thing we have to concentrate on though is ourselves and making sure we get our performance right.

"If we can repeat the levels of last week, we have a chance of picking up points, so that is our focus heading into the game."

In team news, the Saints are without the services of Owen Garvan through suspension, and defender Gavin Peers and Darren Dennehy through injury.



Next Fixture

Bohemians / April 27th @ 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park

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Pos Team Pld Pts
1Dundalk1024
2Cork City1022
3Derry City1021
4Waterford FC1121
5Shamrock Rovers1216
6St. Patrick's Athletic1116
7Bohemian FC1212
8Sligo Rovers1010
9Limerick119
10Bray Wanderers114