Cork City interim manager Colin Healy is confident he can steer the club clear of relegation.

Healy's first game in charge ended in defeat as Cork were beaten 3-0 by Bohemians on Friday night.

The loss leaves them bottom of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table, two points behind Finn Harps with four games remaining, but Healy believes they can produce a great escape.

"Do we have enough to stay up? If we get in more coaching sessions with them, spend more time with them, I’d like to think so," said Healy.

"We have to think so. We’ve got four games left and a big game against Dundalk on Tuesday. We’ve got to get the players ready for that."

Danny Grant struck a spectacular goal for Bohs

Healy was placed in interim charge on Thursday morning following the dismissal of Neale Fenn, leaving him little time to prepare for the trip to Dalymount Park.

"It’s always difficult coming up here," he said. "They’re a very good side.

"We’re only in the door, we had one day training with the lads yesterday (Thursday). It was difficult.

"There were signs, patches that we liked, but we gave away some silly goals."

Bohs’ victory secured European football for the second season in a row, with two Andre Wright goals sandwiching a fine Danny Grant strike.

The Phibsboro side moved within five points of league leaders Shamrock Rovers and remain mathematically in the hunt for the title with three games remaining.

"(European football) was our primary objective when we began the season," said Bohemians manager Keith Long.

"To secure Europe with three games to go speaks volumes for the group we’re working with.

"They deserve great credit. We’re a very young side, there’s still growth in this team. If we can continue to develop and grow, there’s more to come from them."