Bohemians V St Pat's Athletic

  • Fri, May 20, 2011 @ 10:11

Bohemians and St Patrick's Athletic clash in a Dublin derby in Dalymount Park tonight, with The Saints looking to move level on points with Pat Fenlon's men in the Premier Division.

After a poor start to the season, Pat's have risen up the table in recent weeks and have just lost one league game since the sides met last on 1 April.

Bohs boss Pat Fenlon is without doubt missing the luxury of a big squad and the Gypsies have been inconsistent all season, producing some excellent away performances and struggling in some home matches.

Last week's win in Terryland Park leaves Bohs nicely in contention towards the top of the table and this game will be an interesting test for both sides.

Bohemians goalkeeper Barry Murphy remains injured while Mark Rossiter is out after suffering a reoccurrence of a hamstring complaint.

Ger O'Brien is suspended but Glenn Cronin (cruciate) returns from long-term injury and his experience could prove vital to the young Bohemians side.

The Saints are still without captain Conor Kenna, though it is hoped that he will resume training at the week.

James O'Brien remains sidelined with an ankle injury, and Dave Mulcahy will be given another week to recover from a hamstring injury.

Bohemians boss Pat Fenlon said: 'Against Galway we had eight or nine amateurs in our squad of 18. We might have to get lads on amateur forms.

'We can give a great opportunity to lads who want to play for a big club like Bohemians. We have spoken to one or two lads we would like to play.'

St Pat's boss Pete Mahon is still anticipating a very hard game despite the regression of the Bohs squad this year: 'We rested Danny North and Daryl Kavanagh in the Leinster Senior Cup win over Athlone Town and they are likely to start.

'Like ourselves, Bohs have a young squad, but I am expecting a tough match as you would expect from any Bohemians team.'

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