Bohs host Drogheda United in Dalymount Park tonight looking to make it three wins from four games as they head into the summer break.
Keith Long’s men have been playing really well of late, even with a mounting injury list. They shocked Bray Wanderers for a second time this season, winning 2-1, before losing to Limerick in midweek and bouncing back to beat Galway United 2-1 last weekend.
If they can take three points tonight it would give them a little breathing room from the clubs in the relegation places.
Manager Keith Long told bohemianfc “We will endeavour to end the first half of the season on a positive note before the mid-season break.”
He’s looking for his side to be more consistent, especially at home “Dalymount is a fantastic place to play football but we have to improve our home form in order for us to gain a measure of consistency.”
“We have lost too many games at Dalymount despite the fact that our attendances have been very good and our supporters have been right behind us in every game.”
“We’ve let ourselves down to an extent at home so far this campaign. We need to start grinding out results and make home advantage pay.”
“If we can do that and continue our decent away form, we will give ourselves every chance of climbing the table.”
On last week’s superb win in Galway Long said: “We scored two really good goals in the first half and were dangerous on the break. But we really had to dig deep and soak up a lot of Galway pressure in the second half to get the points.
“It was difficult for the players having played three games in a week but the lads showed great determination and spirit to come away with a hard-earned win.”
As for tonight’s opponents Drogheda United Long said, “Drogheda have proved difficult opponents for us this season and we enjoyed the rub of the green in United Park.”
“They have some talented players and a very experienced backroom team. It is imperative now that we try and follow up last Friday’s good result with another win.”
Drogheda manager Pete Mahon speaking to droghedaunited.ie said, “It’s obviously an important game given that we’re heading into the break and where both clubs are in the table.”
“The last thing you want is a negative result going into the break and leaving everything on a downer.”
“Bohs have the chance to pull away from ourselves and a few others with a win so then it’ll be four teams from three places in the mix rather than five or six.”
“We have to focus on ourselves and putting together a run of wins is what we need at this stage of the season.”