St Patrick's Athletic host Limerick on Friday night in the SSE Airtricity League as they look to record a fourth consecutive win in all competitions (kick-off 7.45pm).
Having won their last two league games with Dublin derby wins over Bohemian FC and Shamrock Rovers, the Saints followed that up with a 1-0 victory midweek over Bluebell United to maintain the defence of their EA Sports Cup crown.
Limerick however are the next side up for the Saints and for manager Liam Buckley, the visit of the Treatymen is one he is cautious of given the tough tests his side faced against Limerick last season in cup competitions, including a tough game in the EA Sports Cup final in their home ground, Markets Field.
"Limerick are a side we know well from last season having had two really tough games against them in the EA Sports Cup and FAI Cup," Buckley told stpatsfc.com.
"They've strengthened their squad again for this season having impressively won promotion last year so we know we will be in for another tough game on Friday night."
"However we've put three good results together in a row now so we want to try maintain that as much as possible. The results have gone our way because of hard work from the players so they have to maintain those levels week in week out if we're to get results."
In team news, the Saints are without Christy Fagan with a hamstring injury, while Liam Buckley will give a last fitness test to defender Darren Dennehy.
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