Preview: Saints V Rovers

  • Fri, Oct 19, 2007 @ 10:16

St Patrick's Athletic entertain Shamrock Rovers in the big south Dublin derby at Richmond Park.

St Pat's goalkeeper Barry Ryan was injured against Sligo last week with Brendan Clarke replacing him in the second half. Clarke will deputise in this big Dublin derby if Ryan is not fit.

Stephen Paisley, Alan Kirby and Darragh Maguire all returned to the Pat's starting eleven and will retain their places.

Mark Quigley and Gary O'Neill will lead the line for Pat's but Ryan Guy is expected to get a run out some stage.

David Cassidy and Ger O'Brien are suspended for Shamrock Rovers.

Rovers will be looking for a win having been beaten by Drogheda United last time out as they strive to beat Pat's to the UEFA Cup or Intertoto Cup place.

Pat's beat Rovers 2-1 at Richmond Park early in the campaign while the two sides drew 0-0 in July.

Pat's are expecting a large attendance for this attractive fixture and are advising supporters to arrive early. Separate entrances will be available for both sets of fans and all supporters are being asked to follow the instructions of stewards.

Next Fixture

Dundalk / November 1st @ 5:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park
Team Pld Pts
Shamrock Rovers1438
Bohemian FC1734
Waterford FC1724
Sligo Rovers1722
Derry City1619
St Patrick's Athletic1519
Finn Harps1617
Cork City1710