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Bradley Eager For Connacht To Get Back On Track

Bradley Eager For Connacht To Get Back On Track

Connacht coach Michael Bradley wants his side to get their European Challenge Cup campaign back on track when they take on Spanish side Cetransa El Salvador at the Sportsground on Friday (kick-off 6.30pm).

The match against Cetransa El Salvador will be the first of four successive home matches for Connacht at the Sportsground with Friday’s clash with the Spanish side being followed by Magners League games against Ulster and Glasgow Warriors.

After that Newcastle Falcons come to Galway for the first of the back-to-back clashes between the sides in the European Challenge Cup, with Connacht travelling to the north of England the following week.

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But for now Bradley wants his players to look no further than Friday’s encounter with Cetransa El Salvador as they bid to bounce back from the disappointing 15-6 loss away to Brive.

“This was the second game running where we didn’t take our chances. It’s something we hope won’t be repeated but it was disappointing because we should have put them away.

“We played very well in the opening half and thought we had a try from Conor McPhillips but the referee did not see it that way so we went in six points down,” he said.

Bradley said that they should have built up a winning lead in the second half but missed several chances in contrast to a Brive side who took everything which came their way.

“It would be worse if we weren’t creating the chances but it is something we have to address and work from there. The spirit is high in the camp but we need to show it on the scoreboard.”

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