Kenny look­ing for win­ning men­tal­ity

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - SPORT -

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.”

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