TEAM NEWS: Shamrock Rovers Vs SAINTS (Friday, 7.45pm)

  • Thu, Sep 01, 2016 @ 16:32

St Patrick's Athletic travel to Tallaght Stadium on Friday night for a big SSE Airtricity League Dublin Derby against Shamrock Rovers (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Saints face their third trip away from home against the Hoops this year, with the previous two meetings having led to victories for Liam Buckley's side, 2-0 earlier in the league season and 2-1 in the recent EA Sports Cup Semi-Final.

Ahead of Friday's latest encounter, Buckley will be without the services of defender Sean Hoare who misses out due to being on Republic of Ireland U21 duty, while top-scorer Christy Fagan misses out through suspension.

"After last week's defeat, we've another tough Dublin Derby against Shamrock Rovers. All the games between the sides this season have been close affairs, and I expect Friday to be no different," Buckley told www.stpatsfc.com.

"Rovers have been going well under Stephen Bradley so again it should be a good game for the neutrals to see."


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