- Sunday March 28th, 2010 @ 12:31
TEAM NEWS: ST PATRICKâ€™S ATHLETIC V SLIGO ROVERS
St Patrick's Athletic are hoping for a solid performance in Monday night's semi-final first leg that could see them on their way to qualifying for their first ever Setanta Sports Cup Final.
As Derry City were removed from the competition both Linfield and St Patrick's Athletic were awarded 3-0 victories over the Candystripes by the Setanta Sports Cup Committee.
Damian Lynch who didn't feature on Friday night against Dundalk with a thigh strain is expected to be available for selection.
Brian Cash is unavailable as the midfielder is cup tied having featured for the Bit O` Red earlier in the campaign.
â€śWe've had a good start to the season, the players are giving 100% ever week, it's great to win a game and not concede a goal and we're looking forward to maintaining that defensive performance.
"I hope whoever goes through, goes through as worthy winners and it's not decided on some controversial refereeing decision.
(on Sligo) "They've a good team and a good manager.
"They beat us comprehensively 2-0 at the end of last season and though the season did not end too well for them last year but they've added some quality players to their squad since the .
"It's over two legs and we can expect two toughs game but we're hoping that we can build some sort of platform on Monday night to bring with us to the Showgrounds â€“ we don't want to be going there in a deficit situation.
"The last final Pat's were in was a classic against Derry in wind-swept Landsdowne and it would be great to get into a final again.
"This is a whole new team it would be a great achievement for themâ€ť â€“ Pete Mahon.
St Patrick's Athletic FC have introduced a special â‚¬10 adult priced ticket to encourage fans to come along and hopefully help cheer the Saints into the final.
Tickets are on sale from the club on Emmet Road, Inchicore.