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Preview: City vs Bray Wanderers

Preview: City vs Bray Wanderers

Cork City FC are back in home league action on Friday night, as they welcome Pat Devlin's Bray Wanderers side to Turner's Cross. It will be the second meeting of the sides this season, a reverse of the opening fixture, which City won 6-0 at the Carlisle Grounds.

City, the idle team last week, will be looking to continue their winning run, having won their last five consecutive league games. Bray have drawn their last three, and currently sit in sixth place, with 9 points from 8 games.

Speaking at his weekly press conference in Bishopstown, City boss Colin Healy said: "The players have been fantastic so far. We've put some very, very good performances together. We've defended very well and we have also scored a lot of goals. It is still early, we've only played a quarter of the season, and we have another very important game on Friday that we have been preparing well for."

"We had a good win on the first day of the season, but they've tightened up. Pat will have them well drilled, and we know it'll be another tough game. That being said, there's a very good atmosphere around the place and confidence is high, so everybody's really looking forward to Friday night."

Ruairi Keating was also on press conference duty this week, and he spoke of how he's settling in at City: "From day one I've been really enjoying it here. I was really excited to come down and get going. It was a fresh start at a massive club and I'm really happy with it. I'm happy, my family is happy, everything is working well on & off the pitch, so long may it last."

"I'm happy to be scoring, but it's great that we have goals coming from everywhere on the pitch. Aside from scoring a lot of goals, we're also defending very very well. The main thing for Friday is to get another 3 points, but it would be nice to put on a good show for supporters. We want to score goals, and keep that momentum going."

On the injury front, City will be without Dylan McGlade, Alec Byrne and Gordon Walker who remain sidelined.

The match will also be broadcast on LOI TV, live from Turner's Cross with commentary from RedFM's Ruairi O'Hagan and City legend Philip Long. You can purchase a single match pass for just €5, here.

Referee: Eoghan O'Shea

Injury News: Dylan McGlade, Gordon Walker, Alec Byrne

Last game: Wexford 0-1 City

League Form (Most recent game first): W W W W W

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