St Patrick's Athletic are in SSE Airtricity League action on Friday night when they host leaders Dundalk in Richmond Park (kick-off 7.45pm).
In team news, new signing Brendan Clarke comes into contention having re-joined the club from Limerick. The Saints however are without the services of fellow new signing Conor Clifford as he recovers from an ankle injury, while striker Christy Fagan also misses out through a knee injury.
"Friday will be a really difficult game. Dundalk are on a great run of form at present which has taken them to the top of the table," Buckley told stpatsfc.com.
"Stephen has added to his squad this week as well with some excellent signings so we know we are playing a very strong team on Friday."
Liam Buckley says his team Ã¢â‚¬Å“will be giving it a right beltÃ¢â‚¬Â against league leaders Dundalk at Richmond Park tomorrow night. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s our first home game for three weeks & weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d love your support Ã°Å¸"Â´Ã¢Å¡ÂªÃ¯Â¸ÂÃ¢Å¡Â½Ã¯Â¸Â pic.twitter.com/GTzL16DtXQâ€” St Patrick's Athletic FC (@stpatsfc) July 5, 2018