- Friday May 16th, 2008 @ 9:53
OPPOSITIONSCOPE â€“ DROGHEDA V ST PATS ATH
Looking forward to tonight's game Drogheda United supremo Paul Doolin believes The Saints are the side to beat, "There's no denying Pats have had a great start. They've set the lead for other teams to follow again this year. But it's a long season and there are plenty of points up for grabs."
Pointing to his side's own chances Doolin continued, "We've been playing really well in recent games, since Cork really, and we need to keep up that level of performance against St Pat's. We were very unlucky against Bray not to have won, even without the disallowed goal. I think if we can play to that same standard again, we have a great chance. We just need to start putting away those chances."
The Drogs have Dan Connor still out injured while both Shane Barrett and Declan O'Brien picked up knocks in the last week's game against Bray.
On a more positive note in their bid to retain the league title, both Guy Bates and Shaun Maher have returned to full training - Doolin explained his sides injury concerns ahead of tonight's game, "Shaun and Guy are both in full training, but Declan and Shane both have knocks but should be fit. Brian Shelley is 50/50."
Now 9 points off the lead and having lost 1-0 away to Bray last weekend Drogheda will be looking to get back in the title race and a win tonight in United Park will go a long way to achieving that.
Drogheda United vs. St Patrick's Athletic kicks off at 7:45pm.