• Thu, Aug 19, 2010 @ 11:52

St Patrick's Athletic face in-form side Sligo Rovers on Friday night at Richmond Park with the Saints hoping to bounce back from last week's 3-2 defeat to Bray Wanderers.


Ryan Guy returns after suspension however doubts remain over Paul Byrne and Damian Lynch who are both struggling with ankle injuries.

Midfielder Brian Cash, a former Sligo player, has returned to full training following a leg injury.


“I travelled down to watch Sligo play Shamrock Rovers in mid-week and they were very impressive. As a team they've got better as the season has gone on and are probably the best side in the league at the moment.

Bray was a disappointing result but we've moved on and put last week's game behind us. We've been in the top two for most of the season, we're still in second, but we know we'll really have to be up for this one.

We've played Sligo 4 or 5 times already this season so the players and management know each other pretty well at this stage.

It's all set up for a great game, there was a great atmosphere at the Showgrounds on Tuesday and hopefully we can match that on Friday night at Richmond Park” - Saints Manager, Pete Mahon.


Saints' midfielder Dave Mulcahy was this week named as the Airtricity SWAI Player of the Month for July.

St Patrick's Athletic has this week teamed up with Dublin City Council, the FAI as well as fellow city clubs Bohemians and Shelbourne to promote the Airtricity League as part of the European City of Sport campaign for 2010.

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