KENNA LOOKING TO AVENGE OPENING DAY DEFEAT

  • Thu, Apr 30, 2009 @ 15:45

St Patrick's Athletic's boss Jeff Kenna returns to Galway tomorrow (Friday) as his side take on Galway United in Terryland Park.

The Saints boss left the west of Ireland for west Dublin prior to the start of the season to take the reigns at Richmond Park. His first league game in charge of St Pats was a three nil defeat to Galway and Kenna told stpatsfc.com that he hopes to even the score:

“While the trip to Galway is just another game, they did beat us 3-0 on our home patch on the opening game of the season so we do owe them one in that sense.

“I enjoyed my time at Galway, made a lot of friends there but I'm looking forward to going back and getting a good result.

“Having a game on Friday and again on Monday is tough especially when we're missing players but it's the same for other clubs and we just have to get on with it and rise to the challenge.”

Kenna will be without former Galway midfielder John Lester who had excess fluid removed from his knee during the week. He joins Gary Dempsey, Mark Leech (both broken legs), Bobby Ryan and Gints Friemanis (both knee) on the injury list while Glen Fitzpatrick remains out for medical reasons.

Also out is Jason Gavin through suspension with either David Partridge or Noel Haverty set to play in his place.





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Newcastle United / July 17th @ 7:45pm
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Richmond Park

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