Thursday May 27th, 2010 @ 21:47
TEAM NEWS: DROGHEDA UNITED V ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC
Following a hard fought win over Bohemians Pete Mahon’s men will be looking to continue with another impressive performance against Drogheda United at Hunky Dorys Park on Saturday night.
Despite a great start to the season St Patrick’s Athletic have been beaten at home by the Louth side twice already this season, once in the Airtricity League and once in the Leinster Senior Cup.
Midfielder Gareth Coughlan (broken leg) is now on the long-term injury list for the club.
Saints’ captain Damian Lynch (hamstring) and Brian Cash (thigh strain) continue to make progress but are expected to be sidelined for Saturday.
Ian Bermingham (achilles) has been rested during week and Paul Byrne (knee) who was withdrawn at halftime in the Ireland U-23 game against England are expected to face late fitness tests.
No players are suspended.
“Drogheda are the only side to have beaten us twice this season and that is something that we will be looking to rectify.
I thought their win against us in the league was a little bit against the run of play but we did not play well ourselves that night.
Ideally we want to be heading into the break up near the top of the table and that means going up there to win but it won’t be easy to come away with three points.
They’ve some very good players, they’re fighting for their lives at the moment and with a new management team in place their players will definitely be out to impress” – Pete Mahon.