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Sunday 19 August 2018

Price hopes Bohs stars stay on

BOHEMIANS veteran Aidan Price (above) hopes that the majority of the Gypsies squad stick around for next season and try to bring some trophies back to Dalymount Park.

With only six games left in the season, that run-in starting tonight with a mid-table battle at home to Limerick, thoughts have already turned to the 2015 season. Boss Owen Heary has held contract talks with some of the current squad and while it could be a battle to keep the whole panel intact, Price is hopeful that there will be few departures.

"We have six or seven players in this squad who have probably attracted interest from other clubs and of course the option could be there for them to move on at the end of the season," says defender Price, now in his second spell with the club after a two-year stay with St Pats.

"But I would say to them that the grass is not always greener on the other side. They are all getting first-team experience here but, more importantly, they are enjoying their football and that should be the most important thing.

"You have seen in the past where players get a bit of attention and get caught in the headlights a bit, they get an offer and they move on but it's not always the best thing to move away.

"So hopefully the players who will be in demand will see what Owen is trying to build here and that they should be part of it. Owen has already said that for this club to have a future and any sense of continuity there is no point in having a big clear-out at the end of each season.

"I think there is a good pathway here at Bohs, some good U19 players have come into the squad in the last while, we had a few of them on the bench in the last game on Tuesday and that's a good sign," added Price.

Bohs take on LImerick with legs a bit weary after Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Shamrock Rovers.

"Tuesday against Rovers was a positive point for us in that we played well, but there's also a sense of disappointment that we didn't get the three points," says Price.

"We were down a lot of bodies for that game with suspensions and injury and a few of the lads were struggling with the flu but still played, we put in a real shift against Rovers and we'll take the positives from that into tonight."

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