A clean sheet may have guided Bray Wanderers to third spot but Tim Clancy isn’t getting carried away. His side’s first league shutout of the season saw them collect their fifth victory of the season but with 25 matches still to play, the defender is
A clean sheet may have guided Bray Wanderers to third spot but Tim Clancy isn’t getting carried away.
His side’s first league shutout of the season saw them collect their fifth victory of the season but with 25 matches still to play, the defender isn’t counting his chickens.
“It’s very early in the season. Maybe after the break or when the last round of games approaches you can see where you’re sitting in the league. We’ll probably reassess after the first round of games and look at the points tally and then set targets for the next round of games which will bring you into the run-in.”
If the Seagulls can shore things up at the back, it will vastly improve their potential points tally. It was a long time coming for Clancy and co. but no less than they deserved according to the man who joined the Co. Wicklow outfit from Sligo Rovers last summer.
“We’d the clean sheet up in Drogheda in the league cup but this was the first one in the league which was something we need to do more of. If we can keep them out the back then we’ll have a great chance (of winning) with the attacking options we have.
“It was a good performance. It was a disciplined performance after we went down to 10 men. I thought we defended quite well – Peter (Cherrie) hasn’t had a save to make. If anything, we could have probably nicked one or two on the counter. We’ll take the three points and we’ll move onto next week which is a big one up in Dundalk.”
Wanderers managed a victory over the reigning league champions at the Carlisle Grounds last term but replicating that in Oriel Park is a much greater task.
“They’ve lost a couple of top-class players but they’ve brought in a few good players as well. They’d a shorter off-season than the rest of us and they’re starting to hit form again now. It’ll be a big ask for us going up there but it’s something that we’re looking forward to especially after the last two wins in the league and the win during the week.”