Tuesday 12 December 2017

Back to basics for Dundalk

DUNDALK will try to put aside their European heroics and get back to work tomorrow night, with the aim of winning the league title still intact.

The Lilywhites were in UEFA action on Thursday night, earning one of the best results in their European history with a 2-1 win away to Hajduk Split. The win in Croatia counted for little in the end as Hajduk won 3-2 on aggregate and advanced to the next round but Stephen Kenny's side made a mark and will now have to focus on domestic affairs with a home game against Bray Wanderers.

"Europe is gone now so we have to move on," says manager Stephen Kenny ahead of Bray's visit to Oriel Park.

Dundalk's league form has not suffered from their European exertions, the side unbeaten in the last 10 games in the league and three clean sheets in the last four games.

Bray head north to Oriel Park desperate for points after a run of five straight defeats.

But Alan Mathews' side showed they have potential by beating a Manchester United XI 1-0 last weekend. "We will take the positives from both games into the game against Dundalk on Sunday and hopefully get something from the game," said boss Mathews.

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