St Patrick's Athletic V Waterford United

  • Tue, Sep 15, 2009 @ 15:55

St Patrick's Athletic's scenic route through this year's FAI Cup continues at Richmond Park tonight, kick-off 7.45pm, when they entertain Waterford United.

Having overcome Limerick in the third round, the Saints needed two bites of the cherry to see off Monaghan United, with Bobby Ryan's extra-time goal deciding the issue.

As ever, Pat's have a lengthy injury list, with David Partridge, Jamie Harris, Mark Quigley (all hamstring) and Garreth O'Connor (knee) on the treatment table. Darragh Ryan is back in the mix, however, as he made an appearance as a substitute at the RSC on Saturday after recovering from a hip injury.

With centre-backs Partridge and Harris out, manager Jeff Kenna has been forced to shuffle his pack to complete a back four. And with this game being the first of five in a 14-day period, the former Galway United boss will be hoping some of those injuries clear up fast.

'At the moment we've got two out of our three recognised centre-halves out injured so being able to call on a versatile player like Stuart Byrne is a godsend,' said Kenna.

'He slotted in well at the back on Saturday, won more than his fair share of headers and made a big contribution for us on the night,' he added.

Waterford's situation hasn't changed since the original encounter. Former Limerick player Paul Walsh remains cup-tied, and long-term injury victims Paul McCarthy (groin) and David Grincell (wrist) are still sidelined.

Next Fixture

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