Students confident for City test

Aaron Callaghan

UCD will travel to Premier Division title-chasing Cork tonight full of confidence after picking up a big win over Sligo Rovers last week.

Manager Aaron Callaghan was delighted with his team's performance in the 1-0 win last week against Sligo, and was happy to be able to turn it into a brilliant result.

"I thought we played very well on Sunday against Sligo. We managed to limit the number of chances they had and we looked dangerous ourselves going forward. It was a big positive as well to start turning good performances into positive results. It gives us a solid basis ahead of tonight's game against Cork and we will be looking to continue our good run of form," he said.

Since the game against Sligo, UCD also had an extremely good result in a mid-season friendly against League One side Bradford City where they came out 3-2 winners in an excellent game in the UCD Bowl, with Robbie Creevy, Conor Cannon and Toyeed Mustapha among the goalscorers.


Mathews' focus on Rovers clash

Bray Wanderers manager Alan Mathews has called on his players to focus tonight's league business against Shamrock Rovers and not get distracted by the lure of the Sunday's glamour friendly against Manchester United.

The Old Trafford outfit bring their Reserves to Wicklow this weekend but Shamrock Rovers visit the Carlisle Grounds tonight with Mathews insisting that domestic duties come first.

"We've got Shamrock Rovers tonight and frankly the most important thing is to get a result in that match, given our recent league form," he said.

"The match against United is a great opportunity to showcase what we're building here at the Carlisle Grounds. It's also a chance for the players to go out and express themselves and measure themselves against players trying to break into the first team at Old Trafford."