Rovers v Bray: Robbo's View
Dave Robertson takes his team to Bray Wanderers with a full squad available to choose from.
He said today that he is happy to have the selection dilemma that will bring.
“It's always good to have some selection headaches. It’s a good position for us to be in when we have everybody fit and available. They key for us is that we are going into this game with a positive frame of mind and we are looking forward to the game.”
After the draw with Finn Harps last time out Robertson said he wanted his team to take more of the chances created in the first half and ensuring that is done tomorrow and in the future has been the primary focus for this week’s work.
Robertson said: “Finishing has been the main thing we have worked on this week. I want us to be more ruthless, clinical, purposeful and meaningful in the final third of the pitch. The number of chances we created against Finn Harps was very good but I want to make sure of ratio of goals from those chances is better. Bray will be a tough game so we have to take that into tomorrow.”
Kieran Sadlier was involved in many of those chances on his return from suspension but the Rovers boss is happy he can cope with any special attention opposition teams put on him: “We will always have a plan A and a plan B so that is how we will deal with that. Kieran and the team are aware of that and it should be no problem. We have to deal with different things tactically and deal with different moments over the game as things shift. We have a couple of options in that area with Raff able to play that role too.”
Like Rovers Bray are yet to win in the league but they did get an EA Sports Cup victory in the week and Robertson is aware of their threat: “They have a good squad and got a good win against U.C.D. in the EA Sports Cup during the week so they will come into this one with confidence. We will be looking to take the momentum from our last performance into this one and we are looking forward to the challenge.
“There is a number of things we are looking to do. The one key focus is to make sure that we convert our opportunities in the game. If we do that then we will give ourselves a real chance. Defensively at the back we have been really solid. No team has scored more than one goal against us apart from Shamrock Rovers when we were down to nine men. So I have been happy with how our defence has worked. Now when we are attacking and driving forward we need to make sure we make it count.”