‘It’s up to us to get the crowds in’ — Dillon on disappointing Carlisle Grounds attendance

Bray Wanderers goalkeeper Aaron Dillon has said that it is the responsibility of the players to improves attendances at home games.

Matchday numbers at the Carlisle Grounds have been falling in recent weeks, with 384 people turning out to see Bray lose 2-1 at home to Sligo Rovers in the Airtricity League Premier Division, followed by just 208 people for Bray’s next home game — a 3-0 defeat to Shelbourne in the EA Sports Cup.

Speaking ahead of Friday’s game against league leaders Cork City, Dillon said that the numbers will increase once the Seagulls start getting results.

“You’d want more but it’s up to us to get the wins and the draws. If we get them, I’m sure more people will turn out so I think it’s up to us to get the crowds in.”

Despite the disappointing campaign thus far — Bray currently sit bottom of the Airtricity League with one point and no wins from their first seven games — Dillon has insisted that the spirit within the camp is still strong.

“Obviously we’re not happy with how the results are going but we’re all still getting along well. We’re still happy and we’re still staying positive.

“It’s frustrating because, with the first result (0-0 away vs Dundalk), it just proves that you can pick up results. We should be doing better.

“He (Dave Mackey) has been telling us to stay positive, to keep working, and that the results will come if we keep working hard and believing in ourselves.”

Bray Wanderers host Cork City at the Carlisle Grounds in the Airtricity League Premier Division tonight, with kick-off at 7:45pm.

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