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Date: 7:45 p.m. May 21, 2018
Venue: The Brandywell
Ref:
Att: 1,600 (est)
TV:

Aaron McEneff 37' -
Peno Scored: 37'


Aaron McEneff 86' -
Scored: 86'




League Preview: Derry City -v- Bray Wanderers

Mon, May 21 2018

Credit: Al Robinson

DERRY CITY

Monday April 30th was the last time Derry City picked up all three points in a league fixture. That win of course was in Market’s Field against a struggling Limerick side.

Since that game, Derry have played four league fixtures, losing three and drawing one. Two of those loses came on the road in Inchicore and the home of tonight’s opponents, Bray. Dundalk became the first team to leave the new Brandywell with all three points, as champions Cork only left with a share of the spoils two days earlier.

Bray came to the Brandywell earlier in the season and left with a 5-1 loss, despite that fact Derry boss, Kenny Shields is taking nothing for granted ahead of the game.

“We're managing a lot of tired limbs at the minute and we'll be without Nicky Low against Bray.

“He has done a really good job for us this season but he won't be available due to injury.

"The players should enjoy playing Bray on a pitch with a bit of width a bit more than when we went there recently. That said they're battling hard themselves so we'll get nothing for free.

"We have to bounce back after those last two games. There have been factors in both that we had no control over but we have to move on. There's no point on dwelling anymore on the things that happened.

“We need to get the positivity back and the only way to do that is by getting back to what we had been doing well."

 

BRAY WANDERERS

Bray come into the game in mixed form with two losses, one win and one draw from their last four.

Tonight’s opponents, Derry City travelled to the Carlisle Grounds two weeks ago and left with their tails between their legs as Bray ran out 2-1 winners having frustrated a Derry side high on confidence.

Last Monday, the Seagulls battled gamely to a 2-2 draw with high-flying Waterford. The key factor being that the game was at home, somewhere they have produced big results.

Bray have already travelled to the Brandywell this season back in March losing 5-1. Wanderers have scored five and conceded ten in their last four games.

Referee: Tomas Connolly

 

MATCH STATS

Derry have scored four and conceded eleven in their last four games. While Bray have scored five and conceded ten in the same time period.

Both sides have already met twice in the league this season. Derry claimed a 5-1 win at the Brandywell while Bray won 2-1 at the Carlisle Grounds.

 

BETTING

Derry City 1/4; Bray Wanderers 9/1; Draw 4/1

PREDICTION

Derry City 2-0 Bray Wanderers

 

Derry City

Injured: None.

Doubtful: Nicky Low.

Suspended: None.

 

Bray Wanderers

Injured: Unknown.

Doubtful: Unknown.

Suspended: None.



Derry City
Gerard Doherty
Goalkeeper
Eoin Toal
Defender
Gavin Peers
Defender
Conor McDermott
Defender
Jack Doyle
Defender
Aaron McEneff
37Peno: 37'
86Scored: 86'
Midfielder
Jamie McDonagh
Midfielder
Rory Hale
Midfielder
Ronan Hale
Midfielder
Rory Patterson
Forward
Ronan Curtis
Forward

Substitutes
Niall Logue
Defender
Dapo Kayode
Defender
Eric Grimes
Goalkeeper
Cathal Farren
Forward
Ben Doherty
Defender
Adrian Delap
Midfield
Evan Tweed
Midfield
Bray Wanderers
Evan Moran
Goalkeeper
Darragh Gibbons
Defender
Dylan Hayes
Defender
Sean Heaney
Defender
Kevin Lynch
Defender
Gary McCabe
Midfielder
Daniel McKenna
Midfielder
Paul O'Conor
Midfielder
Rónán Coughlan
Forward
Cory Galvin
Forward
Daniel Kelly
Forward

Substitutes
Adam Dempsey
Goalkeeper
Hugh Douglas
Defender
Shane Flynn
Unknown
Conor Kenna
Defender
Andrew McGovern
Defender
Ger Pender
Forward
Calvin Rogers
Defender


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