Team News: Bohs Vs SAINTS (Sunday, 3pm)

  • Sat, May 28, 2016 @ 13:11

St Patrick's Athletic make the short trip across the LIffey for Sunday's Dublin Derby in the SSE Airtricity League as they face Bohemian FC in Dalymount Park (Kick-Off 3pm).

The Saints will be looking to build on their recent wins over Finn Harps in the league and Pike Rovers in the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup which saw them net a total of twelve goals respectively. For home side Bohemians, they will be looking to improve on their current 10th place position in the league table.

Ahead of Sunday's derby, Saints' manager Liam Buckley revealed to stpatsfc.com that his side have been boosted this week by the return to training of top-scorer and striker Christy Fagan, while Ian Bermingham (ankle) and Sean Hoare (illness) are also available for selection having missed the Saints' recent wins. Buckley's only absentee is the suspended Darren Dennehy.

"It's great to have a few lads back available for selection. Coupled with the recent wins, the lads are starting to get where we want them to be in terms of performance and attitude," Buckley admitted.

"That said though, we know Bohs are going to really put it up to us on Sunday. They've improved in recent weeks and were unlucky in a few games at the start of the season. However if we can show some of the form in recent weeks in front of goal and keep things tight at the back, hopefully we can get a result."

For Saints'midfielder Graham Kelly Sunday's Dublin Derby is another game to look forward too. Having played with a number of the Gypsies'squad for former club Bray Wanderers'he told stpatsfc.com another tough game awaits the Saints.

"We have had a good little break from matches recently but now we are back to business with a tough game against Bohs. They're a good side and with the likes of Jake Kelly and Izzy Akinade in their team, we know to expect a really difficult match. But if we can play like we have been lately there is no reason we cant get the win."


Next Fixture

Bohemians / March 31st @ 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Dalymount Park

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Pos Team Pld Pts
1Cork City618
2Derry City412
3Dundalk612
4Bohemian FC610
5Bray Wanderers69
6Finn Harps68
7Limerick57
8Shamrock Rovers66
9Drogheda United66
10St. Patrick's Athletic64
11Sligo Rovers64
12Galway United FC52