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Preview: Saints Vs Rovers (27/06/22)

Richmond Park will host a huge Dublin derby on Monday night as St Patrick's Athletic take on Shamrock Rovers.

Kick-off in Inchicore is at 7.45pm, with home tickets available online HERE and away tickets via Shamrock Rovers FC directly.

This game is heading for a sell out so all home fans are encouraged to buy their tickets online in advance.

If you can't make it to Richmond, the derby will be live on LOITV, ex St Pat's, Sligo Rovers and Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers will join Jamie Moore in the commentary box.

Both teams were in action on Friday evening. St Pat's drew 2-2 at Finn Harps while Shamrock Rovers were 1-0 winners against Bohemians in Tallaght.

The Saints let 2-0 in Ballybofey thanks to a Billy King double, but two late late goals for the home side, the equaliser in the 97th minute, meant it ended honours even.

Rory Gaffney got the only goal in front of a 7,500 attendance in Tallaght as Stephen Bradley's side collected the three points.

Opposition Watch and Recent Meetings

Those results mean St Pat's come into Monday night in fourth place in the table with 32 points from their 21 matches so far, while Shamrock Rovers lead at the top is now seven points after that victory against Bohs.

This is the fourth meeting of Pat's and Rovers this campaign.

The action began on the opening night in the President's Cup Final which ended 1-1 in Tallaght, Shamrock Rovers came out on top in a penalty shoot out.

The teams have one victory each in the league, a 1-0 Pat's win at Richmond thanks to a Chris Forrester header, and a 1-0 Rovers victory in Tallaght with Rory Gaffney grabbing the only goal.

Tomorrow night with be the 184th league meeting of the Super Saints and The Hoops, St Pat's have won just one of the previous ten league encounters, that was earlier this season, Rovers have won four, with five draws.

View From The Dugout

Manager Tim Clancy has been reacting to Friday's late heartbreak at Finn Harps as attention quickly turns to tomorrow night:

"The madness of the last eight minutes of Friday overshadows what was probably our best performance of the season in regards to the 88 minutes that went before. We were 2-0 ahead and created a number of other really good chances but conceded two late set pieces.

It probably didn't help with the changes that we made at the time that we made them late in the game either. The two goals on Friday were the first two we've conceded from set pieces all year which is very frustrating.

In terms of tomorrow night, we have to try and focus on the positives from Friday night and we're hoping that in front of another big home crowd we can repeat the performance that saw us beat Shamrock Rovers 1-0 at Richmond the last time, we'll be aiming to get a positive result."

Team news: Sam Curtis will have a scan this week on the ankle injury that forced him to be stretchered off on Friday night, Adam Murphy and Ronan Coughlan (both hamstring) remain on the sidelines with Jamie Lennon (foot) and Paddy Barrett (operation) both progressing well in their respective recoveries.

Tickets: The game will kick off at 7.45pm at Richmond Park, with home tickets available online HERE and away tickets via Shamrock Rovers.

LOITV: The match will also be live on LOITV for 7 Euro with ex St Pat's, Sligo Rovers and Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers alongside Jamie Moore in the commentary box.

Updates: Alternatively, you can catch updates across all of our social media channels on Friday evening.

Photo credit: Inpho Sports

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