- Thursday August 6th, 2020 @ 17:55
TEAM NEWS: SAINTS Vs Harps (Friday, 7.45)
St Patrick's Athletic host Finn Harps on Friday evening in Richmond Park in the SSE Airtricity League (kick-off 7.45pm).
The Saints head into the match against Harps for what is their third game in seven days after a 1-1 draw away to Dundalk last Friday and a 2-0 defeat last Monday against Derry City.
With no supporters permitted to attend games due to the limited 200 capacity at games, supporters can watch the game via the WATCHLOI streaming service. A pass can be purchased at this link HERE
In team news, head coach Stephen O'Donnell almost has no additional injuries or suspensions.
Speaking to stpatsfc.com O'Donnell spoke of his thoughts on the first week of the restart for his side after the two results and the level of performance he is looking for from the Saints
"Monday's result was disappointing having played so well on the Friday previous against Dundalk and having played at such an intensity. Then on Monday the intensity we intend to have in every game just wasn't there. Attitude wise we were good, but we were just a bit flat, a few mental errors and then obviously cheap goals were coughed up. Derry had a good game plan and sat in and played on the counter a bit. We started well but just got a bit flat. We want to be a team that produces the intensity we saw against Dundalk in every game, even when there's a quick turnaround in games."
Moving his focus to facing Finn Harps, O'Donnell welcomed the fact that Pat's have another game following on so soon as it gives all involved in the set-up to put Monday's defeat right by picking up some points. However he admitted he was expecting a tough challenge from Ollie Horgan's men.
"We've a game to look forward to and the good thing is we don't have too much time to dwell on Monday's result. Finn Harps coming down is going to be a tough test. They're a big physical team and will pose a big threat. The lads have trained well since Monday, recovered mainly and everyone's looking forward to it and aware that our home record needs to be better. We need to start winning games at home and need to make Richmond a fortress."