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MATCH PREVIEW: Bray Wanderers -v- Waterford FC (27/05/2019)

EA SPORTS CUP – Quarter-Finals
Bray Wanderers -v- Waterford FC
Monday, May 27th, 2019
Kick Off: 7.45pm
Referee: Robert Harvey

An EA SPORTS Cup semi final place is on offer this Monday as Waterford FC travel to the Carlisle Grounds to face Bray Wanderers.

Waterford FC picked up an important three points on Friday night with a 1-0 win over UCD in the RSC.

Zack Elbouzedi, who along with Aaron Drinan will link up with the Republic of Ireland squad this week, scored the only goal of the game as the Blues picked up the points.

The Blues saw off Galway United 2-1 in the previous round; Dean Walsh and Cory Galvin on the scoresheet.

Bray Wanderers sit 5th in the First Division table, but are just three points behind league leaders Shelbourne.

MANAGER’S VIEW: Speaking to WaterfordFC.ie ahead of Monday’s clash with Bray Wanderers, manager Alan Reynolds said:

“I was happy with the result [against UCD]. The crowd got behind us, we scored one and could have scored more, kept a clean sheet and got the points which was the main thing. We surrendered possessions at times but on chances, we deserved it.

“Bray are doing well, they’re only a few points off the top of the First Division so we have some idea of what to expect. It’s a chance to get to a semi final so we’ll be putting out a strong team; everybody wants to push for a trophy so this will be a good chance but it won’t be easy.

TEAM NEWS: Kenny Browne is rated 50/50 after a long injury lay off. Zack Elbouzedi is a doubt while Kevin Lynch and Dean Walsh miss out again. Shane Duggan returns from suspension.