Team News: Limerick Vs St Pat's Athletic
- Fri, Sep 04, 2015 @ 19:24
St Patrick's Athletic travel south to make their first appearance in the Markets Field this season as they face Limerick FC (kick-off 6.30pm).
The Saints will be looking for a first win in their last four games in all competitions, while Limerick will be looking for a fifth league win from their last six matches.
Speaking ahead of the game, Liam Buckley confirmed to stpatsfc.com that Christy Fagan remains out injured, while Killian Brennan (groin) requires a late fiteness test.
The Saints were boosted midweek by the return to training of Ian Morris and the former Leeds United man will also face a late fitness test ahead of kick-off.
"Limerick are one of the top in-form sides in the league at the moment and we're expecting a really tough game," Buckley admitted.
"Martin has a settled group now and you can see that they have turned around their form and are going to be a difficult side for anyone between now and the end of the season."
"We need to get back to our levels from a few weeks ago so we've just got to work hard.
If we can improve in a few areas and get the bounce or two of a ball, we can get back on a good run of form and hopefully that starts on Saturday."
Morgan Langley was the Saints' scorer in the 3-1 defeat to Cork City last Monday, and while the Fiji-born midfielder was pleased to get on the scoresheet for Pat's, he admitted it meant nothing as the side left Leeside with no points.
"Yeah it was good to get a goal on Monday, but if you don't get the result on the pitch, it really is irrelevant as that's our number one target; win the game," Langley told stpatsfc.com.
"We know we need to get back winning so there is a feeling like Saturday is a must win games for both teams so it should be a good game. They've a new pitch and I hear it's big so it should be an interesting game.
In reflecting on his time in Ireland with the Saints to date, Langley believes his performances for Pat's show that he has now settled into the League of Ireland and he hopes to push on in the remainder of the season.
"Playing on the left at the moment with Ian Bermingham is great as I now know the league better and have settled in. Having played with a really fast right back, I know that I can play well alongside him and all the lads.
To be fair, I understand now why Liam gave me time to settle and ease into things and I'm now reaping the rewards and I still feel there's more to come from me."
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