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  • Sunday April 28th, 2019 @ 15:16

TEAM NEWS: Shamrock Rovers Vs ST PAT'S (Mon, 8pm)

St Patrick's Athletic make the short trip to Tallaght Stadium on Monday evening when they face SSE Airtricity League leaders Shamrock Rovers (kick-off 8pm).


Pat's head into the game off the back of three consecutive league wins, with the third of those victories coming last Friday in a 2-0 Dublin derby win over UCD thanks to goals from Ciaran Kelly and Mikey Drennan.

In team news, the Saints are without the services of defender Kevin Toner and midfielder Conor Clifford as both serve one match suspensions. However Saints' manager Harry Kenny is boosted by the return of defender Dave Webster from suspension.

Speaking to stpatsfc.com, Pat's assistant manager Ger O'Brien was quick to praise the Saints' players for their 2-0 win over UCD in Inchicore on Friday.

"It was a tough game to be fair as UCD are a really good side. Even though they haven't had fantastic results this season, they have played really well in games this year and gave us a tough game earlier in the season.

"We knew what to expect and they made it tough for us. We scored at an important time as they were on top for five or six minutes without really testing us. But luckily we got a corner and Ciaran [Kelly] popped up with a goal. From there I thought we really managed the game well to get the win."

Looking ahead to a second successive Dublin derby in four days, O'Brien believes the Saints are coming up against a Shamrock Rovers side in good form despite two defeats in their last two games.

"They are going really well this season. They were very unfortunate last week with the way some decisions went against them against Bohs as there wasn't much in the match. Then going up to Oriel Park on Friday they were narrowly beaten by Dundalk as well.

"We have managed to make up six points on them in the last two games so it is important to we go to Tallaght and perform. We like to go up to Tallaght as we have had some positive results there over the last few years so hopefully we can go up there with a big Pat's crowd, put on a performance and make a really good game of it."

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Galway United / May 31st @ 7:45pm
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Venue: Richmond Park
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