'Absolute shambles' - Bray Wanderers defender reacts as squad put up for sale in Twitter post

Tue, Jul 03 2018

Heaney joined the club in January but, like his teammates, finds himself allowed to leave. Credit: Al Robinson

Bray Wanderers defender Sean Heaney has branded as an 'absolute shambles' the club's announcement today that they'll listen to offers for all of their players.

The Seagulls slipped one step closer to relegation on Friday with a 2-1 defeat to Limerick, a result that leaves them nine points adrift at the bottom of the table.

It emerged atfer the game that there had been delays in paying the players at the end of June and, while the money has been promised, the club will allow players to go under the right circumstances.

A statement on Twitter read: “Bray Wanderers have reluctantly decided to listen to offers for any of their players.

“Given the club's inability to guarantee wages until the end of the season, it's only fair to give the players an opportunity to secure employment elsewhere.

“The situation could change overnight but until such time as it does we will listen to all offers and make decisions on a case by case basis.

“We wish them the best of luck in their endeavours to secure new contracts elsewhere.”

This prompted a response from the exasperated Heaney – who has been a regular in defence since joining from Shamrock Rovers in January – on the same medium.

The 22-year-old said: “Any chance of telling your players this. Absolute shambles!!!!”

Similar problems at Limerick have resulted in the club allowing five players to leave: Conor Clifford and Brendan Clarke have joined St Patrick's Athletic, while Danny Kearns, Mark O'Sullivan and Henry Cameron have also left.

Bray faced similar problems with budgeting last summer, which resulted in chairman Denis O'Connor stepping down and, with Dylan Connolly the only major departure to Dundalk, wages were paid up to date.

Bray are due to face Sligo Rovers at the Carlisle Grounds on Sunday evening.