Wanderers look to stop losing streak against Leesiders

Bray Wanderers will bid to get back to winning ways when they host a Cork City side that has drawn its last three league games.

Bray Wanderers will bid to get back to winning ways when they host a Cork City side that has drawn its last three league games.

Wanderers lost 3-1 at Drogheda last week then went out of the EA Sports Cup by the same scoreline at home to Limerick FC.

However, they may have to face a Cork City side, who bounced back from 2-0 to draw with Derry City last weekend, without defender Pierce Sweeney who is their only doubt after a recent spell of illness.

City welcome John Dunleavy back from suspension while Neal Horgan should be available after his calf injury, but Dan Murray is not yet ready for a recall.

Shane O’Connor and Stephen Mulcahy are still out injured but new signing Graham McCarthy will be available for selection.

Bray Wanderers Director of Football Pat Devlin is hopeful that home advantage will be enough to earn the Seasiders a victory.

Devlin said: "We are looking forward to Cork's visit and we will be hoping to eliminate the silly mistakes and at the Carlisle we will be hoping to get something from the game."

Cork City manager Tommy Dunne recognised that, despite their losing streak, the game against Bray will not be easy.

Dunne said: "We know it is going to be tough.

"In fairness to Bray they are playing some good football and they are a threat to any team in the division."

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