- Sunday August 16th, 2020 @ 9:02
Team News: Saints Vs Rovers
St Patrick's Athletic host Shamrock Rovers this evening in Richmond Park in the SSE Airtricity League (kick-off 5pm).
The Saints head into the match looking to record back to back league wins having beaten Finn Harps 2-0 last week thanks to two goals from Georgie Kelly.
However Monday's 1-0 Extra.ie FAI Cup defeat to the Donegal side in Ballybofey leaves Pat's looking to bounce back immediately.
In team news, head coach Stephen O'Donnell has a fully fit squad to select from.
Speaking to stpatsfc.com O'Donnell spoke of his hope that his side can give the Saints' supporters watching from home something to shout about against their Dublin rivals, who he admits will be very tough opponents as they boast a 100% winning record in the league to date.
"Shamrock Rovers will be delighted with the start they have had in the league, and will be happy with their form both pre and post COVID.
It's a Dublin derby with two of the biggest clubs going head to head, albeit it will be a bit strange with no supporters at it.
But that said there will be enough of an intensity between the players for it to be a good game and one we are really looking forward to.
“You want to play against the best teams and best players in the league, and Rovers have some of the best players and at this moment in time are the best team in the league.
But we have good players in our own right and we're eagerly awaiting the game and looking forward to it."