Stephen Bradley give us his review of the last few days and looking forward to Tuesday’s game versus Bohemians at Tallaght Stadium:
Last Friday’s 1-0 win in Derry:
“It was a big win for us. I thought we were really good. In the first half we played some good football and created chances. In the second half we showed a different side with a strong defensive display. We know we can do that because we’ve kept a lot of clean sheets this year. There are spells in games where you have to do it and we had to do it for a longer spell on Friday night. Derry were putting so many balls into the box and I think they went three up front at the end but our back four were really good and professional with how they defended.
It was good play for the goal. It was a ball into Dylan and a ball into Jack for his pass. We felt that they would press us high and we could catch them in behind and thankfully Aaron [Greene] was ready for it. His finish was really good. He had a lot of time to think about it and he was nice and calm.
It’s always nice to score before half time. I always felt that we would have chances and we had two really good chances earlier, the one on the line in the first few minutes. By being aggressive and pressing us high we knew we would get chances from that.”
Tuesday’s game with Bohemians:
“It’s a massive game. We’re playing really well and Bohs are doing well too. I watched their game against Dundalk and I thought they should have won, they were good. It’s going to be a difficult game but one that we’re more than ready for. Anyone who watched the game in Dalymount in February could see that up until the red card we were excellent and the sending off really hurt us and knocked us back. In the last 15 minutes when we had a go again we were really good and created good chances.”
“They’re second in the league and we’re first so it does create an extra little buzz around the game. These games are always lively and feisty anyway. It’s a Dublin Derby, it’s the one that the fans look forward to every year and it’s a big one. We know that. You always look back at every game to see how you could have done better and Bohs are no different. Usually these games throw up a different type of game no matter how much you plan and prepare for them.”
“It was good to see Dan Carr back on Friday. We could have pushed him maybe a bit earlier, for Waterford or Cork but we just wanted to be careful with him. He’d just had a knock on his knee and it was a strange one the way it opened up. I thought he did really well when he came on against Derry and he adds to us when he’s in form. Greg Bolger and Ethan Boyle are still out for Bohs.”
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