St Patrick's Athletic return to SSE Airtricity League action with a Dublin derby on Friday night when the Saints face Bohemian FC in Dalymount Park (kick-off 7.45pm).
The Saints head into the game having picked up four points from a possible six in the two meetings between the sides. The sides drew 2-2 in Richmond Park back in April, while a Dean Clarke goal earned the Saints a 1-0 win in Dalymount at the beginning of March.
In team news, the Saints are boosted by the returns of Thomas Byrne and Kevin Toner from suspension, however Christy Fagan misses out on the game with his former club with a knee injury.
For captain Ian Bermingham, the mid-season break has provided the Saints to recharge the batteries after a hectic first half of the season and the aim is to now push on and climb the table. "We are confident we can get a good run of form going. We kept a lot of clean sheets in games that we won at the start of the season and created a lot of chances. We were confident in those games, and still are confident as we have a good group of lads here and we have a lot of quality," Bermingham told stpatsfc.com.
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