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  • Thursday September 4th, 2008 @ 13:24

ST PATS V. GALWAY

St Pat's manager John McDonnell is facing an injury nightmare ahead of tomorrow's (Friday) important league clash with Galway United at Richmond Park.

McDonnell is missing Dessie Byrne (suspended), Dave Rogers (hamstring), Joe O'Cearuill (groin), Gary Dempsey (toe), John Murphy (back), Bobby Ryan (shoulder) and Gary O'Neill (groin).

The Saints also have doubts over Stephen Paisley and Keith Fahey who both picked up knocks in Tuesday's Setanta Sports Cup game with Linfield in Windsor Park.

Jason Gavin sat that game out having played for Drogheda United earlier in the competition and comes back into contention. Dave Partridge is also available for selection after a long period out with a wrist injury while Derek O'Brien may start after two substitute appearances against Elfsborg and Linfield.

On the injuries McDonnell told stpatsfc.com that most are not serious:

“The games are coming thick and fast and beginning to take their toll on the squad but thankfully most of these injuries are short-term.

“We now face into a difficult few days with three games in six days - Galway on Friday, Bohs on Monday and Sporting Fingal in the Cup on Thursday.

“Friday night's game will be tough. Galway played well against us in a 2-2 draw earlier in the season, they're fighting for points and they'll put it up to us.”

Kick-off in Richmond Park is 7.45 p.m. and tickets are currently available from the club office.

Next Fixture

Derry City / April 22nd @ 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium
 
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Founded in 1929 the 'Saints' are the current FAI Cup holders and play in the Premier Division of the SSE Airtricity League at Richmond Park, in Inchicore Dublin 8, Ireland.

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