With neither Shamrock Rovers or Sligo Rovers in action until later in the weekend St Patrick's Athletic go into tomorrow (Friday) night's game with Bohemians in Dalymount Park knowing that a victory will see them move into the top two at the very least.
Pete Mahon is once again expected to be without midfielder Dave Mulcahy who is suffering from a hamstring injury and rated doubtful but otherwise the injury news is positive.
Dave McMillan has returned to training after his own recent hamstring strain and he has been joined by Ian Bermingham who sat out the victories over Cork City and Dundalk.
Evan McMillan was suffering from a calf strain earlier in the week but trained yesterday and is expected to be fit.
"Tomorrow is a must win game for both teams for different reasons.
"For us every game from now until the end of the season is must win if we have any hope of finishing top - and even then it may not be enough.
"Bohs have to win for different reasons and we're aware that they're trying to catch us and win a European spot for themselves.
"It's a Dublin Derby and the games between side normally have a bit of controversy.
"They had two players sent off the last time and there's always an incident or two to keep things interesting.
"Personally I like going to Dalymount because it's a good pitch and Pats always bring a good crowd over so the atmosphere should be great."
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