St Patrick's Athletic will face Dundalk at Richmond Park tomorrow (Friday) in the Airtricity League Premier Division without a number of key players.
The Saints have suffered two defeats in their last two league games and will be hoping to kick start their league campaign despite their injury problems.
Conor Kenna (knee) and Brian Shortall (ankle) are both due to have scans today on their respective injuries.
Saints' captain Kenna will again be absent having missed last Friday's game with Shamrock Rovers while Shortall is rated extremely doubtful.
At the other end of the pitch both Ian Daly and Daryl Kavanagh miss out with hip and hamstring injuries respectively while Pete Mahon also has a doubt over last season's top scorer Danny North.
Midfielder Paul Crowley is in line to make his league debut for St Pats having missed the first three games of the season through suspension and illness.
“It's obviously going to be a difficult game against Dundalk particularly with the injury problems we have.
“They've had a great start to the season as they did last season and unlike last season, we haven't.
“The games between the two sides last year were spicy affairs but without any malice and I would expect more of the same tomorrow.
“It will be a tough game for us but it will also be a tough game for them.
“We were all disappointed after last week's game as I think we did enough to get a draw out of the game.
“Like last season's games between ourselves and Rovers I thought we were missing a little bit of luck.
“Some people say that luck doesn't play a part but I think it does and once we start getting a rub of the green we'll be alright and we'll do well.”
Midfielder, Dave Mulcahy, is in line to make his 100th appearance for the Saints in tomorrow's game against Dundalk.
Mulcahy made his debut for the Club against Waterford United in March 2006, and during his 4 seasons with the club he has made 99 appearances to date.
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