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Preview: Drogheda Utd Vs Saints (07/06/24)

The Saints face their third game in seven days as they make the short trip to Co Louth to face Drogheda United at Weavers Park.

St Pat's come into this match off the back of a 3-2 loss to Dundalk at Richmond Park on Bank Holiday Monday, that followed last Friday's 2-1 victory at home to Galway United.

Dundalk went 2-0 ahead inside the opening three minutes and 3-0 in front after 22 minutes, through a Jamie Gullan double either side of a Ryan O'Kane goal.

The Saints fought back and got two goals in quick succession to reduce Dundalk's lead through Chris Forrester's penalty and a Jamie Lennon strike, both before half-time, but they couldn't find an equaliser in the second-half despite their best efforts.



OPPOSITION WATCH

St Pat's have won 67 of their 131 league meetings with the Drogs, there have been 35 draws with United winning 39 times.

Kevin Doherty's side are in 10th place in the Premier Division, with 15 points from their 19 games, 8 points behind St Pat's, who are 8th.

Their last outing was a 2-1 loss against Sligo Rovers at The Showgrounds on Monday evening.

These sides last met on May 3rd, with Pat's winning 1-0 in Inchicore thanks to an excellent Ruairí Keating goal.

It ended 0-0 the last time these teams faced off at Weavers Park at the end of March.

The Inchicore men shared the spoils with Drogheda over the course of the 2023 season, with both sides coming out with two league wins each.



KENNY: "We've got to dust ourselves down and go again"

"Drogheda's home form has been good overall and we'll have to be at our best. We managed to win last Friday against Galway without playing all that well, and obviously the Dundalk game on Monday, we rallied strongly but we were disappointed to lose. It's three quick-fire games, that's the nature of it, so we've got to dust ourselves down and go to Drogheda and try to get the win that we need."



REDMOND: We're going to go up with the attitude to give it our all and get the three points."

Captain Joe Redmond has been looking forward to facing his former club tomorrow night, watch his full interview on our Youtube via the link above:

"We know what type of place it is going up to Weavers Park and we know what to expect, they'll make it difficult for us.

It's a great stadium to play in, the fans are right on top of you.

That away end up in Drogheda is great, the noise that it creates in that shed down there will be great for us. We're going to need them throughout the whole game.

You've got to be at your best to go and pick up points there and I'm sure we're going to go up with that attitude and give it our all."




TEAM NEWS

Ruairi Keating returns after a concussion saw him miss the last two league matches, Axel Sjoberg (hamstring) and Anto Breslin (hamstring) remain unavailable, but both are making good progress in their respective recoveries.

TICKETS / TV / UPDATES

A very small number of away tickets remain available via the Drogheda United website HERE, no away tickets will be on sale from Weavers Park, they must be purchased online in advance.

Our free Watch Party in the St Pat's App will be live from 7.30pm, with Aoife Mullen, Oisin Langan and the team providing audio commentary plus pre-match, half-time and full-time analysis.

As always, you can catch all the build up on Facebook, Instagram, X and our App across the day, with the match also live on LOITV.

Photo credit: Sportsfile

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