- Sunday May 29th, 2011 @ 19:18
SAINTS FORCED INTO CHANGES FOR STUDENT CLASH
St Patrick's Athletic travel to the UCD Bowl tomorrow night (Monday) to face the students with a number of injury doubts.
A dramatic injury time goal on Thursday night from Danny North secured the three points for St Pats against Sligo Rovers and brought Pete Mahon's men right back into the title race.
With three points separating the top seven sides in the Premier Division the title race is well and truly wide open and the Saints will be looking for three points against UCD to keep their recent good form going.
With Conor Kenna still absent the Saints may also have to do without defender Neil Harney who suffered a muscle strain during Thursday night's game and is rated extremely doubtful.
Also likely to miss out is Anto Murphy with a hamstring strain but Ian Bermingham returns having missed the victories over Bohemians and Sligo Rovers through injury.
“While we had hoped to try and freshen things up over the next few games it looks like we will be forced into changes with the injuries.
“Neil and Anto are very doubtful and a decision won't be made until the last minute. As well as those two we have four or five others who are battered and bruised but they should all be ok to play.
“We trained very well this morning and as would be expected after Thursday's game the mood in the camp is very good.
“We have to bring Friday's performance into tomorrow night's game and we have enough respect for UCD to know that they can produce a performance that will give us a lot of difficulties tomorrow.
“We've managed to get ourselves right back into the mix with our last eight or nine results but every point is crucial and no game is more important than the next one.”