Island Games: Jersey's Jimmy Reilly glad Gibraltar not in group

Jimmy Reilly
Former Jersey striker Jimmy Reilly's was appointed manager in October

Jersey manager Jimmy Reilly was pleased to avoid Gibraltar in the

The hosts were pitted against Isle of Man, Western Isles and Alderney.

Uefa nation Gibraltar are part of the current Euro 2016 qualifying campaign and have several professional players.

"We're prepared for meeting Gibraltar later in the tournament, it doesn't mean our group will be easy. I see Isle of Man as the strongest in our group," Reilly told BBC Radio Jersey.

Island Games 2015 men's football groups
Group A: Aland, Saaremaa, Greenland, MenorcaGroup C: Isle of Wight, Falkland Islands, Shetland Islands, Hitra
Group B: Guernsey, Ynys Mon, Gotland, GibraltarGroup D: Jersey, Isle of Man, Western Isles, Alderney

"I'm surprised they weren't seeded as well to be honest as they're always very good."

Channel Island rivals Guernsey have been given the task of having to overcome Gibraltar, as well as Ynys Mon and Gotland in Group B.

"Yes, Guernsey have a tough draw but football's football, so they'll just have to get on with it," Reilly added.

"As for my players, they won't need motivating for a home games, we'll be ready when it comes round."

The Island Games run from Saturday, 27 June to Friday, 3 July.

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