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  • Sunday April 17th, 2022 @ 16:55

Preview: UCD Vs Saints (18/04/22)

St Patrick's Athletic are on the road again on Monday and will make the short trip to The UCD Bowl for a 5pm kick-off.

St Pat's fans can get their tickets online via the UCD website HERE

It is their second game over the Bank Holiday weekend, having faced Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght on Friday night in front of a crowd of over 7,400.

Rory Gaffney's header just after the break was enough for The Hoops to take all three points in the derby.

That result means St Pat's come into Monday night in fourth place in the table, they'll be hoping for maximum points in South Dublin before the focus turns to Friday's home game against Finn Harps.



Opposition Watch and Recent Meetings

Despite performing well in many of their matches, UCD are winless in their opening 10 games, and they come into Monday at the bottom of the table, their four points have come thanks to four draws.

Andy Myler's men know a win could move them level on points with 9th placed Finn Harps.

The Students were in action on Friday night when they lost 2-0 to Drogheda United.

Second-half goals from Chris Lyons, after a harsh penalty, and Evan Weir helped Drogs to all three points at The Bowl.

St Pat's and UCD have faced each other in the league once already this season with The Saints coming out on top just over a month ago.

Strikes from Eoin Doyle and Mark Doyle either side of the half-time break gave St Pat's the win at Richmond and Tim Clancy and his side will be looking to replicate this result against the students.



View From The Dugout

Tim Clancy has been reaction to Friday's defeat at Shamrock Rovers and looking ahead to the trip to UCD tomorrow evening.

"It was disappointing (against Shamrock Rovers). We had to cross the ball more in the game. There is no point in getting to the final third, dribbling with it and then cutting back and taking players on and not putting the ball into the box.

Shamrock Rovers have won the league the last two years at a canter and they make teams defend crosses constantly for 90 minutes, their goal tonight came from a cross.

It is something we need to do more of, and it is something we have been speaking about so it is something we will work on.

It's going to be another difficult one against UCD. We will prepare across the weekend on Saturday and on Sunday to get ready. We don't have any time to feel sorry for ourselves, it's another massive one on Monday and we will be looking to get a win."




Team-news: Jamie Lennon (foot) is recovering from surgery while Adam Murphy (hamstring) will also miss out. Paddy Barrett is nearing full fitness after an operation in the off-season.

Tickets: St Pat's fans can get their tickets online via the UCD website HERE

LOITV: If you can't make the game, it will be live on LOITV for a match fee of 7 euro.

Updates: Alternatively, you can catch updates across all of our social media channels on Friday evening.

Photo credit Sportsfile

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