Derry City boss Declan Devine warns his players not to get carried away after Bohemians victory

The Candystripes boss has urged his players to put Friday night's victory at home to Bohemians behind them and to concentrate on defeating Bray Wanderers
Derry City manager Declan Devine has warned his players not to get too carried away as his said prepare to face Bray Wanderers in the Airtricity Premier Division this evening.

The Candystripes ended their run of defeats at the Brandywell when they defeated Bohemians 2-0 on Friday night but manager Declan Devine has stressed the importance of winning the next game against Pat Devlin's men.

“We have to take winning the Bray match as our next mission," Devine told the Derry Journal. "We’ve got to make sure that we go there and take all three points.

“They’ve beaten St Pat’s now away from home so we know it won’t be easy. We’ve just got to make sure that in the next game and every game, we give a good account of ourselves.”

The Foylesiders welcomed back a number of previously injured players to their squad, including centre back Stewart Greacen, and Devine is glad to have more players available.

“I’ve always said that once we got our more experienced players back into the fold, we’re a match for anybody and that showed tonight," he said.

“I’m very happy with the application of the players in the game [against Bohemians]. I felt that in the first half we played some excellent football, we moved the ball about really well.

“It was a good overall performance but we’ll not get too carried away just yet,” concluded the Derry City boss.

Meanwhile, Declan Devine will be without the services of striker Mark Farren, who has agreed to join Irish League side Glenavon.

Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton said of the move: "He's scored over 100 goals in just over 200 appearances in the league for Derry. In my opinion he's the best goal scoring centre-forward in the League of Ireland."

Derry City travel to the Carlisle Grounds to take on Bray Wanderers in the Airtricity Premier Division tonight, August 20. Kick off 19.45 BST.