St Pat's newly appointed management team of Pete Mahon and John Gill take charge as the Saints host Cork City at Richmond Park on Friday night (kick off 7.45pm).
Garreth 'O Connor (knee), Dave Partridge (hamstring) and Andy Haran (knee) are all out.
Jamie Harris resumed training today (Thursday) but is unlikely to feature for Friday's game.
“It's been an intense few days for John and myself but it's good to be back at the coalface.
We've done all we can in a short space of time to prepare for this match. While we have to be positive we know that we're in for a tough game – playing Cork is never easy.
Cork have had their share of problems this year but Paul Doolin and his players have responded well and they've set an example to everyone in the League” – Pete Mahon.
07/07/2009 - Cork City 0 - St Patrick's Athletic 1
09/05/2009 - St Patrick's Athletic 0 - Cork City 3
13/03/2009 - Cork City 0 - St Patrick's Athletic 1