Team News: Saints Vs Bray

  • Thu, Apr 05, 2018 @ 17:54

St Patrick's Athletic host Bray Wanderers on Friday night in Richmond Park as they aim to return to winning ways in the SSE Airtricity League (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Saints will be looking to recover from recent defeats to both Shamrock Rovers and Derry City when they face a Bray side that find themselves bottom of the table.

In team news, the Saints continue to have a full squad available with all players in full training ahead of the game.

"We weren't happy with the result on Friday," Saints' manager Liam Buckley told stpatsfc.com when reflecting on last week's 2-1 away defeat to Derry.

"We put in our best performance of the season and came away with no points. We created a number of chances in both halves and just needed to be that little bit more clinical in front of goal. One or two decisions did not go our way, but over a season you just have to hope those things even themselves out."

"We cannot dwell on the negatives, and instead have to look to repeat the things that went well and apply them in this game against Bray on Friday. Bray have been really unlucky in a few games this year, and really pushed us hard earlier in the season. We know we will have to perform well if we are to get anything from the game."

Following last week's game, St Pat's winger Dean Clarke is targeting three points against Bray, as he echoed the views of Liam Buckley by claiming that despite the loss against Derry, the players are determined to build on their performance.

"We played well last week, and throughout training this week we've been working on producing a good performance again and trying to build some consistency. Last week I felt personally I had a few chances that I should have put away so I've been working hard to do better.

That said, Liam and the coaches have been urging us to focus on doing the right things so we're hopeful we can put that into practice come Friday," Clarke told stpatsfc.com.

"Bray have changed their team up a bit since we last played them in February so we know it will be a difficult match, but if we can work hard and keep creating chances, hopefully we'll take them and get the three points."

Tickets for the match can be purchased online.



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