CORK City will look to maintain their unbeaten start to the new league season when they travel to Bray Wanderers on Saturday.
Two home wins and two away draws in the first four games leave City unbeaten so far this campaign, and a trip to Bray is next up for John Caulfield’s men this Saturday.
‘Bray is always a difficult place to go, but we need to get a result there. Last year we went to Bray and the weather was horrendous, but we were very strong and mentally focused and we came away with a great 2-0 win,’ the Cork City boss said.
‘We are looking for three points. It is still early but we are looking to keep pace with the leaders. Just like last year, it is likely there will be a split in the league probably after eight or nine games, and you need to be in with the top half because it will open up.
'The Carlisle Grounds was always a difficult place to go, going back to when I was a player, and Alan Matthews’ teams are always difficult opponents. While they have not started well, there are other teams down there with them, and one or two wins will take them out of there.
‘They’ve always caused shocks for a lot of top teams, so we have to be on our guard. We are going up there to win the match, we know there are three points on offer, we need the three points and we are going up there to be positive.’
Injury update: Michael McSweeney (hamstring) remains sidelined, while Colin Healy (tight hamstring) and Danny Morrissey (knock), who both missed the win over Galway, are considered unlikely to be available for Saturday.