Galway United travel to the Carlisle Grounds on Saturday with the aim of arresting a recent run of poor results.
The Tribesmen have lost their last three games in-a-row after drawing at home to Longford Town.
Saturday’s opponents Bray Wanderers are also going through a difficult patch, losing recent matches against Dundalk, Cork City and St Patrick’s Athletic.
Tommy Dunne’s side have slipped down to 6th in the league table and a positive result is required by the seaside to stay in touch with the top four, who are beginning to pull away.
TOMMY DUNNE | “WE’RE GOING TO BRAY EXPECTING A TIGHT GAME.”
“We’ve been through a difficult patch,” Dunne acknowledged.
“Our recent run of results may have stemmed from the Longford Town game that we should have won.
“Travelling to Dundalk was always going to difficult. In the St Pats game, I thought the performance up until Sullivan’s sending off was good and we looked like we were the only ones that were going to score.
“Playing Bray away will be very difficult. We understand the task, it’s going to be another tough match. They didn’t have the best start, they’ve had a tough run of games of late. We’re going to Bray expecting a tight game and we’re under no illusions about that.
“We’ve been giving away sloppy goals lately, I want us to eradicate those mistakes quickly. It’s not good enough.”
Galway United travel to the Carlisle Grounds on Saturday minus a number of influential players.
Stephen Folan (back), Ryan Connolly (calf), Padraic Cunningham (knee) and Enda Curran (ankle) are all unavailable for the Tribesmen.
John Sullivan serves a one match suspension against his former club after his sending off against St Patrick’s Athletic on Tuesday night.
Mr. Adriano Reale (Kildare)
GALWAY UNITED GOALSCORERS
Vinny Faherty – 8
Padraic Cunningham – 3 (3 Cup goals)
Kevin Devaney – 2
Ruairi Keating – 2
Enda Curran – 2
John Sullivan – 1
Eric Foley – 1
Gary Shanahan – 1
Bray Wanderers – LLLLL
Galway United – WDLLL
LAST LEAGUE MEETING
11 March 2016 | Galway United 4-0 Bray Wanderers
Galway United goalscorers: Kevin Devaney, Paul Finnegan (OG), Vinny Faherty and Ruairi Keating.