Sunday night soccer sees Finn Harps visiting Richmond Park with St Pats hoping to build on last week's win and keep up the pressure on league leaders Bohemians.
Joe Ndo (knee), David Partridge (wrist), Michael Keane (thigh) and Joe O'Cearuill (ankle) are all out.
Gary O'Neill who missed the Derry game with a groin strain hopes to return to the squad.
“We need to keep picking up the points especially at home.
A lot of teams come here now to defend but we have the players to deal with that and to open up defences.
Even the recent 0-0 with Bray at Richmond Park, we still created plenty of chances – I'd be a lot more concerned if we weren't creating those chances.
We will have to be patient and have belief in our own game.
We'll also have to be careful – Finn Harps have some dangerous players, players like Conor Gethins are always likely to carve out a scoring chance or two for themselves over the game so we'll have to be on our toes” – John McDonnell.
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