FAI Cup Team News

  • Mon, Sep 14, 2009 @ 16:25

Having drawn 1-1 at the RSC on Saturday night, the Saints face Waterford United this Tuesday at Richmond Park in a replay of their FAI Ford Cup 5th round tie. The match kicks off at 7.45pm.

TEAM NEWS:
Declan O'Brien is cup tied. David Partridge (hamstring) and Mark Quigley (hamstring) join Jamie Harris (hamstring) and Garret O'Connor (knee) on the sidelines.

Darragh Ryan made a substitute appearance on Saturday night having recovered from a recent hip injury.

RECENT MEETINGS:
12/09/2009 Waterford United 1 – St Patrick's Athletic 1
31/08/2007 St Patrick's Athletic 4 - Waterford United 1
06/07/2007 Waterford United 2 - St Patrick's Athletic 1
16/03/2007 St Patrick's Athletic 3 - Waterford United 0

MANAGER'S COMMENT:
“We always knew that Saturday night was going to be tough.

Waterford play direct football and we didn't cope as well as we should have with some of their play.

In the second half we started to play some good football and eventually we got the goal that we deserved. For Tuesday night we'll need to start the match in the same way we played in the second half.

At the moment we've got 2 out of our 3 recognised centre halves out injured so being able to call on a versatile player like Stuart Byrne is a god send.

He slotted in well at the back on Saturday, won more than his fair share of headers and made a big contribution for us on the night” – Jeff Kenna.

OTHER:
The cup replay is an additional fixture to an already busy schedule for the Saints which includes the following upcoming matches:

15th September |St Pat's V Waterford United - 7.45pm - FAI Cup
18th September | Galway Utd V St Pat's - 7.45pm - League
22nd September | Derry City V St Pat's - 8.00pm - Setanta Cup
25th September | St Pat's V Cork city - 7.45pm - League
28th September | Bray V St Pat's - 7.45pm - League


Next Fixture

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

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