Having recently defeated Sligo Rovers home and away to win a place in the Setanta Cup Final, the Saints can expect a backlash from The Bid O' Red when the sides once again meet in the Airtricty League on Friday night.
Former Pat's player Joseph Ndo has been cleared to lineout for Rovers following work permit complications and the former player of the year will no doubt be eager to impress at his new club.
17/04/10 - Sligo Rovers 1 St Patrick's Athletic 2 (Setanta Cup)
13/04/10 - St Patrick's Athletic 4 Sligo Rovers 1 (Setanta Cup)
06/10/09 - St Patrick's Athletic 0 Sligo Rovers 2 (League)
26/07/09 - Sligo Rovers 2 St Patrick's Athletic 0 (League)
15/05/09 - St Patrick's Athletic 2 Sligo Rovers 2 (League)
21/03/09 - Sligo Rovers 0 St Patrick's Athletic 1 (League)
Pete Mahon rested Ryan Guy, Dave Mulcahy, Stuart Byrne and Damien Lynch for Tuesday night's 4-0 win over Bray at the Carlisle Grounds.
Midfielder Stuart Byrne who was struggling with a back injury is expected to be available for selection and, without any player suspensions Mahon will have a full squad to choose from.
“After the disappointment of losing here against Drogheda United two weeks ago, to follow that up with two wins against Sligo Rovers in the semi-final of the Setanta Cup and again on Tuesday night win against Bray was very pleasing.
It was just the response I wanted from the players and it's great to have a final to look forward to.
It's not ideal to be playing a team three times in such a short space of time and my players will have to guard against a backlash.
Sligo are the only unbeaten team in the Premier League, so if you want to know how good they are, look no further than that statistic”, – Pete Mahon.
Please note that the match kicks off at the earlier time of 7.35pm.
ARC, a Rialto based Hip Hop and Dance school will perform at halftime
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