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'There is something to work with and build on' - Brian O'Sullivan pleased as Wexford show signs of improvement with away win

Sun, Sep 27 2020

Andrew Dempsey reports from Stradbrook Road

Wexford boss Brian O’Sullivan admits that he is pleased with the signs of improvement that his side has shown in recent weeks – albeit with results not exactly going his side’s way.

The Slaneysiders picked up three points at Stradbrook on Friday evening with a 5-1 win over Cabinteely, and O’Sullivan was delighted with the improvement shown by his young side.

“I’m delighted for the players,” he told extratime.com. “To lose on Monday night in a bottom of the table clash against Athlone was a big blow but they came into training with a good attitude and body language.

“I’m delighted for the lads because it will give them a lift. We’ll hopefully kick on from here and pick up a few more points between now and the end of the season.”

Wexford had only scored six goals all season prior to their free-scoring display on Friday, and it was that attacking improvement that his side showed that impressed him.

“There is something to work with and build on here,” he added. “If you look at the Bray game, barring the result, we were excellent.

“We have to learn from that, and they are a young group of players in there. The big difference between us this year and last year is that we can play football and we do create chances.

“We do give up silly goals at times and we need to work on that but there are good characters in the dressing room and they’re learning. But they need to learn quick around conceding goals.”

The result also saw Wexford climb off bottom spot in the First Division table, with that also being an added source of pleasure for the former Waterford United and Wexford Youths player.

“Nobody wants to be down there and obviously losing on Monday against Athlone was a big loss to us.

“Even if we got a draw out of it but Athlone deserved to win on the night, so we had no complaints.

“We’ll go again against Shamrock Rovers II and hopefully we don’t lose it because they are a good side.”