Team News: Galway Utd Vs Saints

  • Thu, Oct 12, 2017 @ 18:18

Eamonn Deacy Park is the venue for the SSE Airtricity League fixture between St Patrick's Athletic and Galway United on Friday night as the Saints look to pick up three points (kick-off 7.45pm).

Liam Buckley's side travel to Galway as they look to secure a victory following two 1-1 draws in the league to date, and having been knocked out by the Tribesmen in the FAI Cup in August.

Following the 2-2 draw against Limerick, Saints' manager Liam Buckley outlined to that his side were keen to pick up the three points having been denied so late last weekend.

"Last week was very unfortunate as we were denied with the last kick of the game. But we've moved on from that and all focus is now on travelling to Galway and putting in a performance that will get us a result.

"Galway have been in good form for a number of weeks and have picked up points so we know to expect a strong performance from them," Buckley admitted.

"We've played each other three times this season to date and it's been very close on each occasion. Shane Keegan encourages his sides to play football so we can expect a good match in front of what will be a big crowd for what is a big game."

In team news, the Saints remain without Darren Dennehy through injury, while goalkeeper Barry Murphy is pushing for a place in the matchday squad having returned to full training.

Next Fixture

Cork City / February 16th @ 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park

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