Preview: Saints Vs Rovers

  • Fri, Jun 03, 2016 @ 9:17

St Patrick's Athletic host Shamrock Rovers on Friday night in Richmond Park as the Saints look to get the better of the Hoops in their second Dublin Derby in less than a week (kick-off 7.45pm).

Following last week's defeat to Bohemian FC, Liam Buckley's side will be hoping for a reversal of fortunes, while similarly Pat Fenlon's side will look to return to winning ways after drawing with Finn Harps last weekend.

In team news, Liam Buckley will be without the services of Sean Hoare through suspension after his sending off in the defeat to the Gypsies last Sunday, however Darren Dennehy is available after he served a one match ban.

Pat's and Rovers is always a great game for the fans as there's always a great atmosphere be it in Inchicore or Tallaght. There was little between us last time out and I'd expect it to be the same again on Friday, Buckley told stpatsfc.com.

We're both coming into the game off the back of disappointing results. From our end we'll be keen to put things right and get off to a good start in the game. The fans are always great in a big Dublin Derby with the team so if they again get behind us, hopefully that can help us get over the line and get the three points.


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