SSE Airtricity League - First Division
Bray Wanderers FC v Shelbourne FC
June 8, 2019
Shels boss Ian Morris says he has been impressed by the “bond between players” which has cultivated itself so far season coinciding with the team’s recent great form.
Shels sit top of the SSE Airtricity League First Division heading into Saturday’s away fixture against fellow promotion hopefuls Bray Wanderers.
“Confidence is high at the moment, we’re picking up results which is very pleasing. I think coming up to the break, it’s an important two games to pick up results to be in a good position when we go into that break,” Morris told shelbournefc.ie
“We’re looking forward to Saturday, we should have a good following and the pitch is in good condition so we’ll be looking to pass the ball and keep another clean sheet,” he added.
Morris says he is looking for the Reds fans to “make it as much of a home game as possible” with away supporters “making a lot of noise to drive us on.”
Shels won 1-0 last time out against second place Longford Town, and a solid back line despite recent injuries has been key, Morris believes.
“It’s about being organised and people knowing their roles, doing set pieces, everyone knows what's needed when they come into the team,” he said.
“Bray are on a really good run, picking up results and they need to pick up a win on Saturday so it’ll be a good game,” he added.
Morris says the home team on Saturday have “attacking pace going forward with a very solid base.”
Having been dealt late injury blows last week to central defenders Derek Prendergast and Luke Byrne, Morris believes the “trust and faith” he has in his players is at an all time high.
Prendergast and Luke Byrne look set to return with JR Wilson and Dan Byrne nearing a return to action but still remain out.
Injured: JR Wilson, Dan Byrne
Shelbourne 2-0 Limerick
Shelbourne 3-0 Galway United
Cabinteely 1-0 Shelbourne
Shelbourne 2-1 Athlone Town
Wexford 1-2 Shelbourne
Shelbourne 1-0 Cobh Ramblers
Shelbourne 1-0 Longford
Goal scorers (All competitions)
Ciaran Kilduff (6)
Ryan Brennan (5)
Lorcan Fitzgerald (2)
Karl Moore (2)
Oscar Brennan (2)
Dayle Rooney (2)
Daniel McKenna (1)
Darragh Noone (1)
Dan Byrne (1)
Derek Prendergast (1)
Aidan Friel (1)
Conan Byrne (1)
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