Fahey And Quigley Get Go-ahead For Saints Ahead Of Hertha Showdo

  • Mon, Sep 15, 2008 @ 10:11

ST PATRICK'S Athletic have received a double boost ahead of their UEFA Cup crunch clash against Hertha Berlin with the news that Mark Quigley and Keith Fahey will both be fit to play a part in the game at the Olympic Stadium in Germany tomorrow night.

Fahey hasn't played since the start of this month after picking up a knock in their Setanta Cup stalemate against Linfield almost two weeks ago and the Saints were sweating over his fitness for the trip to Berlin.

John McDonnell, however, has confirmed that Fahey will be ready to tog out for one of the biggest games in the club's history.

Striker Quigley was also dealt a scare last Thursday night when he was upended in their FAI Ford Cup Quarter-Final last Thursday night before limping off late on.

But, accepting this month's SWAI Eircom Player of the Month Award, the 22 year-old allayed his fans' worst fears when he said that he was fit to play and ready for Hertha.

"I was worried about my back because I've been having trouble with that, if I'd fallen on it then I was probably gone so it was a fright with the big game coming up.

"But luckily I'm ok, it was just a bit sore around the hip but I'll be fine to play, absolutely no bother."

Jason Gavin will also return for McDonnell's charges after suffering from a bout of the flu recently and just as well for the Inchicore outfit, who have shipped six goals in their last two games.

Meanwhile, Setanta Sports have confirmed they will be broadcasting the UEFA Cup tie live on Setanta Ireland tomorrow night from 4.45.

Next Fixture

Wexford FC / September 17th @ 7:45pm
Competition: FAI Cup
Venue: Richmond Park
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