Galway try to stop Bohs making it 3-in-a-row

Dalymount Park

Bohemians will look for their third win on the spin tomorrow night when the tribesmen arrive in Dalymount Park.

After two straight defeats, Bohemians really  turned over the form-book with their 3-2 win over Bray Wanderers on Friday, and then followed that up with a good 1-0 win in the Markets Field against Limerick on Monday night.

As for the visitors Galway United, one point from four games just isn’t enough and boss Shane Keegan knows it.

Keegan told the Galway Advertiser after Mondays defeat to Shamrock Rovers, ”

“I’m the manager, maybe I’m wearing rose tinted glasses, but I thought we were good for long, long periods of the game. I really did, I’m getting a little bit sick of moral victories at the moment.”

“In three games we should have taken something out of. We were atrocious against Cork, we shouldn’t have taken anything from that. In the other three games we should have taken something from them. I’d argue two wins and a draw, but unfortunately we are sitting there with one point instead of seven.”

“It is tough at the moment, but they gave every ounce of themselves against Shamrock Rovers. If we play like that every week, we will accumulate lots of points, I honestly think that, but at the moment it is tough. There is no point in saying otherwise.”

Bohemians manager Keith Long told the club’s website, “We had a great week with two big performances. It was a quick turnaround playing Friday and then again on Monday. That tested us a bit, we’d a few tired bodies.”

“But, over the course of both games, the lads showed all of the qualities that we are going to need throughout this season.”

“They worked extremely hard from start to finish to earn those results.”

On keeping a clean sheet in Mondays win over Limerick Long said, “It was obviously our best defensive performance so far.”

“Shane Supple is a top keeper and pulled off some great saves but there was great unity between the performances of everyone in the back five.”

On facing Galway United tomorrow, “Galway are a full-time outfit with a full-time manager.”

“They know they need to start picking up points soon but it’s up to us to make sure they don’t do so here against us.”

“We’ll be right at it. We won’t have to guard against complacency after two wins.”

“Everyone in this league is capable of taking points off each other so we all know there can’t be any complacency this season.”

On the injury front, Ian Morris, is a doubt with an ankle injury, while long- term absentees Izzy Akinade (recovering from surgery to have his spleen removed) and Eoin Wearen (cruciate) remain out.

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