LEADERS HOLD NO FEAR FOR MAHON

  • Sun, May 08, 2011 @ 14:03

St Patrick's Athletic entertain league leaders Shamrock Rovers in Richmond Park tomorrow (Monday) before the live TV cameras (kick off: 8.05 pm) hoping to move closer to their rivals at the top of the table.

The Saints moved up to fourth in the table, six points behind Rovers, after a hard fought one nil victory over Bray in the Carlisle Grounds on Friday.

TEAM NEWS
The Saints have no fresh injury worries after Friday night's game but continue to be without Conor Kenna, Dave Mulcahy, James O'Brien and Shane McFaul.

Kenna misses out with a long term knee injury and having seen a specialist yesterday, he is hoping to receive a full prognosis this week. James O'Brien will also soon hope to know the full extent of his ankle injury suffered against Rovers in the EA Sports Cup. He will have a scan later in the week.

There is better news regarding Dave Mulcahy and Shane McFaul. Mulcahy has made rapid progress on a hamstring injury and has been undergoing cryotherapy treatment in Wexford but is unlikely to make the Rovers game. Shane McFaul resumed training this morning (Sunday) having been out with a hamstring injury but is again unlikely to feature.

PETE MAHON
“There's a good mood in the camp after the recent victories and that is to be expected.

“We had a good training session this morning and we're really looking forward to tomorrow's game.

“It's live on Setanta, they're top of the league and everybody's favourite team at the moment.

“Although they're flying high we have no fear of them. We respect the side they have but we don't hold any fear in facing them.

“As I've said before we have to look after ourselves because we can't influence anybody else.

“If we play to our best we have a good chance of getting three points out of the game, if we don't play well then we know we will be punished.”


TRIVIA
In the sides last league meeting Rovers ran out two nil victors. It was the first time since April 2009 (six games) that the Saints failed to score in a league game between the two teams.



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