TEAM NEWS: ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC V DROGHEDA UNITED

  • Thu, Apr 08, 2010 @ 14:59

St Patrick's Athletic will be aiming to make amends for their Leinster Senior Cup defeat when they welcome Drogheda United back to Richmond Park for their Airtricity League meeting on Friday night.

The Louth side now includes a number of players who played for the Saints last season including Jamie Harris, Gareth O'Connor and Glen Fitzpatrick.

Recent Meetings

22/03/10 - St Patrick's Athletic 0 Drogheda United 1
30/10/09 - Drogheda United 1 St Patrick's Athletic 2
30/08/09 - St Patrick's Athletic 1 Drogheda United 0
19/06/09 - Drogheda United 1 St Patrick's Athletic 0
17/04/09 -St Patrick's Athletic 2 Drogheda United 1

Team News

St Patrick's Athletic have no suspensions or injury worries.

The team will train this evening (Thurs) and Pete Mahon has a full squad of players to choose from.

Manager's Comments

“All five of the premier division games played during the week ended in draws which reaffirms my belief as to how difficult it is to win matches in this league.

Drogheda became the first team in domestic competition to get the better of us this season (Pat's lost 1-0 Drogheda in the Leinster Senior Cup).

Drogheda have more strengths throughout their team than their current league placing may suggest.

They have some experienced players well capable of turning a game – some of whom played here last year and we will have to be on our guard” – Pete Mahon.

Other

Saints goalkeeper Gary Rogers has recently been voted player of the month for March by the St Patrick's Athletic Supporters club.



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