- Thursday June 14th, 2018 @ 19:07
TEAM NEWS: Saints Vs Sligo Rovers (Friday, 7.45pm)
St Patrick's Athletic are in SSE Airtricity League action on Friday night when they host Sligo Rovers in Richmond Park (kick-off 7.45pm).
The Saints will be hoping for a repeat of their recent win over the Bit O'Red last month when Liam Buckley's side recorded a 2-0 win in Inchicore.
Heading into the game off the back of four defeats, Saints' manager Liam Buckley admitted to stpatsfc.com that his side are seeking a positive result to take into the mid-season break.
"We are looking for a change in fortune on Friday when we face Sligo. We have been a little unlucky with a few injuries and suspensions effecting us over the last few games. However we just have to get on with things and fight and hard as we can to get the points."
"Sligo are a good team and have seen an upturn in results under Gerard Lyttle recently. We have had two really tough games against them this season so we are again expecting another difficult test on Friday night."
In team news, the Saints are without the services of Kevin Toner and Thomas Byrne through suspension, while Liam Buckley will assess the fitness of Killian Brennan ahead of kick-off. Christy Fagan remains out with a knee injury, and the Saints' boss gave an update on the injury suffered in training over a week ago.
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