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Monday 25 September 2017

Bray are 'no pushovers' warns Greg Bolger

St Patrick's Athletic manager Liam Buckley
St Patrick's Athletic manager Liam Buckley
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

TELEVISION demands have provided St Patrick's Athletic with the opportunity to open up a six-point lead at the top of the Airtricity League tonight.

Liam Buckley's team travel to Bray on a high after their deserved 2-0 win over second-placed Dundalk at a heaving Richmond Park last Friday. Tomorrow, the Louthmen host Limerick, a team they have struggled with in the league this term.

Therefore, the Saints can really heap the pressure on Stephen Kenny's men by registering a win at the Carlisle Grounds in front of the Setanta cameras.

Greg Bolger, a key player this term, missed the triumph over Dundalk due to suspension and comes back into the frame here.

He is conscious that the relegation strugglers are capable of posing problems, even though the Saints have a 100pc record over Pat Devlin's charges this term.

"Bray will be no pushovers," said Bolger. "They're fighting for their lives at the moment, so they'll be going for the win.

"We've had some really tough games out there this season, and the last day I thought we played poorly enough and Bray were unlucky not to get something out of the game."

Devlin has been frustrated by his team's inability to capitalise on decent performances, citing last Friday's reverse to Derry as an example.

"Once again we had plenty of the ball and dominated Derry for long periods, particularly in the second half, but were unable find a goal, and it cost us dearly," he said.

"It doesn't get any easier with this game. St Pat's are an excellent side and they have beaten us three times already but we'll be hoping to change that this time around."

Bray Wanderers v St Patrick's Athletic,

Live, Setanta Sports, 8.0

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