Shamrock Rovers Head Coach Stephen Bradley believes the away win against FC Stjarnan counts for nothing if they don't get a winning result tonight. The Dublin side secured an impressive away win in the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round thank
Shamrock Rovers Head Coach Stephen Bradley believes the away win against FC Stjarnan counts for nothing if they don't get a winning result tonight.
The Dublin side secured an impressive away win in the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round thanks to Gary Shaw's first-half goal in Iceland.
Rovers welcome the Icelandic side to Tallaght Stadium this evening as the SSE Airtricity League side look to progress to the second qualifying round of the competition.
Having suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against Sligo Rovers on Sunday evening, Bradley wants his players to respond in front of a 'big crowd' at Tallaght Stadium.
Rovers Head Coach Bradley said: "We're a different team here in Tallaght, they'll see that tomorrow night with the crowd behind us and on a better pitch. We've got to go and respect them but at the same time we've got to go and try and win the game and if we do that I'm sure we'll create chances.
"The support in Iceland was brilliant, the same in Sligo and the same it's been all year. The players see that and they respond to that and I think you can sense that on the pitch. I know tomorrow will be a big crowd for us. I don't think Stjarnan fully know what to expect."
Rovers suffered defeat at the same stage of the competition last season against Finnish side ROPS. Rovers will face Czech side Mladá Boleslav in the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round if they were to progress past Stjarnan and Bradley still expects a tough test from the side.
Bradley continued: "Stjarnan were exactly what we thought they'd be, a physical team and dangerous from set plays. We knew that before we went there and it'll be the same again tomorrow.
"They didn't change much so it'll be interesting to see if they will change anything for tomorrow. But we're dangerous as well and Gary Shaw scored and I think Pico could have had another one. It's great to get a win away in Europe, they're hard to come by but it counts for nothing if we don't go and win tomorrow."