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Fenlon ignores TNS antics to focus on finishing tie

PAT FENLON says he's not worried about any mind games from Champions League opponents TNS as they prepare for a European battle in Wales tomorrow night.

Bohs, who enjoyed a 2-0 win over Sligo Rovers in the league on Friday night, trained in Dublin yesterday and flew out to Wales last night to prepare for Tuesday's second round, second-leg tie against TNS. The Gypsies will train in their 1,000-capacity stadium this evening.

After the first game in Dublin on Tuesday, TNS refused to disclose what their programme was for the weekend or even if they had a friendly game scheduled. The Welsh side also tried to put a bit of pressure on their opponents in the last few days, posting a statement on TNS's official website claiming they had made a bid for Bohs' in-form striker Paddy Madden.

"I'm not bothered about them now, we saw them last week and we've seen all we need to see, I am happy enough with all we know about them," said Bohs boss Pat Fenlon, who hopes that striker Raff Cretaro will be fit to face TNS.

Bohs know they will take on Belgian side Anderlecht in the next round of the Champions League should they get past TNS, but Fenlon is dismissing any talk of the Belgians for now.

"I am not even thinking about them now, all I am thinking about is winning this game tomorrow. TNS away is too big a game for us to take our eye off the ball, it will be a tough game for us as we know TNS are a decent side, and we also have to take into account that we're playing on an artificial pitch.

"So we're not thinking about the next round in any way, our only focus is tomorrow and getting through.

"Paul Keegan played on Friday night against Sligo and he was fine. Jason Byrne and Aaron Greene played against Wolves on Saturday and came through OK, so the only real doubt is Raff Cretaro, he's a bit sore in his hip.

"It important for Jason's sake that he got a run against Wolves, he's been out for a while with the injury so he needs games. We have a busy week ahead with TNS tomorrow, Bray on Friday and Aston Villa on Saturday.

"I'm not sure if Jason will be ready to start tomorrow, we'll see how he is after we train in Wales today," added Fenlon this morning.


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