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City 'character' shows

CORK City boss John Caulfield believes that his players have shown their true character by doing what's needed to stay in the 2014 title race.

After a 2-1 loss at home to leaders Dundalk, Cork's first league defeat at Turner's Cross in 13 months, heads were down as some fans feared that their chances of a title push were gone.

But City have reacted to that by winning at home to St Patrick's Athletic and away to Derry City, keeping them right behind the leaders.

"After the Dundalk game, people may have thought we were out of it, but we bounced back and have shown great character and hopefully we can stay in there. I keep telling the players we need to keep focussed, keep looking after ourselves and see where it gets us," says Caulfield ahead of tonight's game at home to Bray Wanderers.

"It's a great time to be a Cork City player, playing in front of big crowds, challenging for the league and hopefully getting into Europe.

"I told the guys that it is important that every week we go out and have something to play for. We were under huge pressure Friday night going to Derry, knowing we needed to get a win, which we did."

John O'Flynn, scorer of that crucial goal away to Derry on Friday, is a doubt for tonight.