Kenny looking for winning mentality
THERE may nothing but pride to play for but Harry Kenny has no intentions of giving any side an inch as Bray Wanderers’ campaign limps to a close.
With a top four finish realistically beyond them and relegation not a worry, the Seagulls may find motivation hard to come by but Kenny won’t be letting their focus drop.
“Any team that I manage – I’ll want them to win every single game they play whether it’s nothing to play for or top four or bottom three – it doesn’t matter what it is.
“I want to be winning every single match. That’s the attitude I’m trying to instil into the lads between now and the end of the season. “We’re not just going to just turn up and be disrespectful to the rest of the teams in the league. We have to fight for every point.”
Despite Bray’s poor form since the off-field issues came to the fore, Kenny maintains that the atmosphere inside the dressing room is far from toxic.
“It’s okay. We’ve been through what we’ve been through and that has been well documented. It’s okay, we’re disappointed over the Elgin thing. We’ll get a good week under our belt during the week and regroup and see what that brings us on Friday.”
What Friday brings is a home tie against Limerick FC, who beat Galway United 1-2 in the last eight of the FAI Cup final on Friday evening. Limerick’s form is patchy and they are heading in the wrong direction but they’ll be aiming for three points at the seaside.
“Limerick will be very confident. They got a fantastic result tonight and they’re into the semi-finals of the cup. They’ll be trying to catch us in the league now so they’ll be coming here with lots of confidence.
“When I was having a chat after the first game of the season, I said I’d like to finish ahead of what we had done the previous season which was sixth so if I finish in fifth I’ll be reasonably happy. But that’s not to say that I’m giving up on the top four.”