SAINTS DISAPPOINTED IN DERRY BUT HOPING FOR RYAN RETURN

  • Wed, Jun 03, 2009 @ 13:55

Having held Derry for most of the game at the Brandywell last evening the Saints lost out to a Gareth McGlynn strike 20 minutes from time.

Speaking to stpatsfc.com Damian Lynch said:

“It was disappointing to concede the goal last night against Derry, we had being playing well and we seemed to be getting stronger as the game went on.

“When you consider how we played the last time out against Derry it was a welcome improvement but while we have improved our performance in the last three or four games we really need to start converting these into results”.


A tough week for St Pat's continues on Friday night when they entertain table-toppers Bohemians at Richmond Park.

“The Bohs game will be a big test for us”, added Lynch.

“They're League champions, they beat us well in Dalymount earlier in the season and some of our players have been nursing injuries.

“However we've been improving and while we are underdogs we definitely have the players in our squad to get something out of this game”.


One Pats' player who would love the chance to play against his former club is Bobby Ryan who returns from a long layoff with damaged knee ligaments.

Bobby spoke about his injury to stpatsfc.com.

“The knee went in September and it has been an absolute nightmare, being out of the game for so long, just sitting in the stands watching the lads has been really hard and I can't wait to get back”.

Bobby scored the goal in the dying minutes of the game against Shelbourne that won the 2002/03 league title for Bohemians and would love the chance to play against his former club:

“I had 90 minutes of football last weekend against Tralee Dynamos in the A championship and it felt great to be back playing again.

“I hope to make the bench on Friday and I would love to be involved in the game at some stage”.


St Pats take on Bohemians at 7.45pm on Friday night and tickets for the Dublin Derby are on sale from the club shop and offices on Emmet Road and through Ticketmaster.


Next Fixture

Drogheda United / July 28th @ 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: United Park

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