Dundalk head coach Stephen O’Donnell has backed his side to bounce back from their defeat against Derry City when they welcome Bohemians to Oriel Park on Friday night.
The Lilywhites’ six match unbeaten run came to an end at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium as goals from Jordan McEneff, Brandon Kavanagh and Michael Duffy saw Ruaidhrí Higgins side claim their first win in seven attempts against the Louth men.
O’Donnell kept his players in the dressing room for a lengthy period after the game after admitting they “didn’t compete well enough” on the night but he is hopeful they can bounce back to winning ways against a Bohs side who sit three points ahead of them at present, with a game less played.
“We’ve won our last four previous to tonight and we’re unbeaten in six. We’ve had a poor defeat tonight but it’s another big game on Friday and a game that we’re really looking forward to,” said O’Donnell.