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  • Tuesday August 25th, 2009 @ 17:54


Following a training session with his players at the RDS Arena this morning, Jeff Kenna was in up-beat mood when he attended a press briefing ahead of the second leg of St Pat's Europa League play-off with Steaua Bucharest:

"We're not just going out to make up the numbers we're going to be more adventurous.

Steaua are an extremely good side with high fitness levels and good technical skills but we can play a bit as well and we can definitely match them for fitness.

While it's important not to concede we will have to take the game to them.

We caused them some problems from set pieces in the first leg and as defensive as we were we still created some scoring chances ourselves.

You've got to optimistic as well as realistic we had some good opportunities out there and we'll certainly be giving it a go.

We'll be going out to play with two up front I have'nt decided on which two yet.

Although I have a fair idea of the team in my head I'll probably wait until after training tomorrow to decide on our line-up.

The crowd has a role to play as well - it can help a player make that extra yard and make that extra tackle.

If we get an early goal and with the crowd behind us then anything can happen." - Jeff Kenna, Manager St Pat's

With almost 4,000 tickets sold to date a big crowd is expected at the RDS on Thursday night.

Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie and from the club shop on Emmet Road priced adults €20 and concession €10.

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