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Match Preview – Drogheda United vs Bray Wanderers: Brandon Bermingham

Drogheda United face Bray Wanderers in United Park in the Boynesiders first home league game since the resumption of the league.

Tim Clancy’s side come into this game off the back of a 2-2 draw with Shamrock Rovers II. Drogheda went 2-0 down in 23 minutes before being reduced to ten men after Mark Hughes red card. 

However, goals from Mark Doyle and a late Brandon Bermingham screamer rescued a point.

Bermingham spoke to our social media team ahead of the game this Friday night.

“Obviously it wasn’t the best start for us conceding two goals inside 20 minutes or so but I think we always believed we had the quality to get back in the game. 

“Then Doyler got one back before half time which was massive and then for me to get the equaliser and my first goal for the club was a great moment for me personally.

“But coming from 2-0 down with 10 men shows the character of the team,” Bermingham said.

Bray are coming into this game off a 2-0 win on Monday against Longford, with Gary Shaw scoring a brace for Gary Cronin’s side.  

“Bray picked up three points in Longford which shows they have quality in their team so we will need to be on our game Friday at home to hopefully come away with a result,” Bermingham explained.

The game in United Park on Friday night will be strictly behind closed doors but fans will be able to watch the game live on YouTube. 

 “I think playing without the fans is tough because the fans create the atmosphere especially at United Park but we’ve played obviously a few games there already behind closed doors so I think the lads are used to it by now,” Brandon said.

Bermingham, from Duleek, is one of a number of local players in Tim Clancy’s squad and shared his thoughts on playing for his local club.

“Obviously being from around the area helps as you know the club a bit more and what it means to the fans and know what it means to play for the club so it’s a great feeling personally.”

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