TEAM NEWS: Waterford Vs SAINTS (Monday 7.45pm)

  • Sun, Feb 25, 2018 @ 17:30

St Patrick's Athletic travel south on Monday as they face Waterford United in the RSC in the SSE Airtricity League (Kick-off 7.45pm).

Following Friday's 2-1 away win over Bray Wanderers, St Pat's will be hoping to record a second win in the space of four days.

"It was important to get our first win of the season on Friday, assistant manager Ger O'Brien told stpatsfc.com when reflecting on the Bray win. Momentum is a big thing in football and we knew after losing to Cork on the opening night we were under a little pressure to open our accounts, and we did that. The great thing about these double headers is that if you can get two positive results, all of a sudden the league table looks a lot better for you."

In team news, the Saints continue to assess the fitness of Killian Brennan and Thomas Byrne, however manager Liam Buckley is hopeful of otherwise having a full squad available.

With two goals in two games, Conan Byrne will be hoping to continue his good form and start to the season. However the midfielder admitted that the result is most important on Monday. "Following Friday's win, we are now going into the Waterford game in good spirits," Byrne admitted when talking to stpatsfc.com.

"I have two goals from two games in the matches we've played so far and one assist as well so I am happy with that from a personal point of view. However if it is not me involved in a goal on Monday evening, I will be happy so long as we get a result. Waterford started the league well last week and apparently really put it up to Cork City the other night so we're expecting a tough game. We're on the road again but we know we will have a good crowd from Dublin supporting us so we are really focused on trying to get a result."




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