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The Saints boss is wary of the threat posed by the Drogs ahead of the FAI Cup quarter final replay at Hunky Dorys Park

St Patrick's Athletic manager Liam Buckley is hoping that his side can finish on top when they travel to Hunky Dorys Park to take on Mick Cooke's Drogheda United in the FAI Cup quarter finals.

The two sides met at Richmond Park on Friday September 14 where a 0-0 draw meant that a replay was necessary to determine which team will progress to the semi finals and Buckley admitted that Drogheda present a difficult challenge.

“Drogheda are a tough team to play on any day, but playing them out in United Park makes things a bit more difficult,” Buckley told stpatsfc.com. “In spite of that though, it’s a chance to progress to the semi finals and the players are looking forward to Monday evening.

"One side will finish on top one way or the other on Monday, we just hope that it is ourselves that finish on the right side of the result,” he said.

The Saints face Drogheda United tonight Monday September 17, but will be without Mark Rossiter and new player Hermany Machedo. However, they could be boosted by Christy Fagan and John Russell, who face late fitness tests.


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