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The Bit O' Red take on Dundalk in the tie of the round, while Derry City welcome Drogheda United to the Brandywell for the third meeting of the clubs in two weeks

Airtricity Premier Division: Round three Preview

Tuesday March 19
Kick-off (GMT)
Bray Wanderers - Cork City 1945
Derry City - Drogheda United 1945
Dundalk - Sligo Rovers
1945
Limerick - UCD                                    1945
St Patrick's Athletic - Shelbourne                                    1945

 Bray Wanderers
vs   Cork City

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

Quigley
Webster, D O’ Connor, Knight, Hyland
Zambra, K O’Connor, Doyle, Dempsey
Waters, Byrne

 
Roma

McNulty
Dunleavy, Murray, Dennehy, Murphy
D Horgan, Healy, Morrissey, Turner
Behan, Kavanagh

TEAM INFO
  • New signings Paul Moffitt and Danny Joyce may be in line to make their debuts.
  • Ismahil Akinade is expected to be fit after recovering from a clash of heads.
  • The Seagulls have only beaten Cork City eight times in 50 enounters.
 
  • Cork City will be without Brian Lenihan (groin) and Dan Murray (work commitments).
  • No suspensions but Neal Horgan remains doubtful with a knee injury.
  • After two games, the Leesiders remain unbeaten and sit in fourth place in the table.
 Derry City 
vs   Drogheda United

PROBABLE LINE-UPS


Doherty
Madden, McBride, S McEleney, Crawley
P McEleney, Deery, Molloy, McNamee
Griffin, Patterson

 
Roma
Sava
Hand, Byrne, Grimes, Quigley
Rusk, R Brennan, G Brennan, Foley, O'Conor
O'Brien
TEAM INFO
  • Derry enter this game high on confidence after defeating UCD 6-0 at the weekend.
  • Stewart Greacen is injured, while doubts remain over the fitness of Paddy Kavanagh and Sean Houston.
 
  • Drogheda will be without Alan McNally, Gary O'Neill and Derek Prendergast, who are carrying injuries.
  • Drogheda recently eliminated Derry City from the Setanta Cup.
 Dundalk 
vs   Sligo Rovers

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

    Cherrie
Sullivan, Massey, Boyle, Osbourne
Rossiter, O'Donnell, Towell, Dillon, Ward
Byrne

 
Roma

    Rogers
Keane, Peers, McMillan, Gaynor
Djilali, Ventre, Cawley, Lynch, Cretaro
Elding
TEAM INFO
  • Stephen Kenny will have a full panel to select from as he welcomes back Dane Massey from suspension and Chris Shields from injury.
  • Dundalk defeated Shelbourne 1-3 at the weekend and currently lie in third place in the league.
  • The Lilywhites have struggled against Sligo in recent years, and have not won in the last nine encounters between the sides.
 
  • Sligo Rovers are the only team to have started the season with back-to-back wins and find themselves leading the table.
  • Pascal Millien is on international duty with Haiti, while Joseph Ndo is unavailable due to injury.
  • Danny North and Iarfhlaith Davoren are also unavailable for the Bit O'Red
 Limerick
vs   UCD

PROBABLE LINE-UPS


Ryan
Nzuzi, Purcell, Folan, Williams
Tracy, O'Leary, McGann, Gamble, Galbraith
Curran


 

Barron
Matthews, Langtry, Boyle, Douglas
Benson, Creevy, Walsh
Corcoran, McMillan, Clarke

TEAM INFO
  • Axel Bossekota and Aaron Brown will serve suspensions after being sent off in the 2-2 draw against Drogheda United on Friday.
  • Captain Pat Purcell and Shaun Kelly are available again after serving suspensions.
  • Dominic Foley, Rory Gaffney and Jeffrey Judge remain sidelined through injury.
 
  • The Students were left reeling after a 6-0 home defeat at the hands of Derry City at the weekend.
  • UCD will be without Mick Leahy (knee) and David O'Connor who is suspended.
  • Mark Langtry is available after serving suspension while Barry McCabe returns from injury.
 St Patrick's Athletic
vs   Shelbourne

PROBABLE LINE-UPS


Clarke
O'Brien, Kenna, Browne, Bermingham
Russell, McFaul, Brennan
Byrne, Fagan, Forrester

 


Burdon
Memery, Shortall, McCabe, Ryan
Bayly, Hurley, Hanlon, Prizeman
Leech, Hughes

TEAM INFO
  • St Pat's will be able to call upon Stephen Maher who has served a suspension.
  • Dave Ryan remains sidelined through injury.
  • The Saints are unbeaten in the last three meetings between the sides.
 
  • Paul Crowley and Graham Gartland will miss the game through suspension.
  • Glenn Cronin is unavailable after picking up an injury, as is goalkeeper Ger Hanley.
  • Shels have lost their opening two league games this season.

Bet of the week

* Derry City to beat Drogheda United at evens

Derry City will be buoyed by their 6-0 thrashing of UCD last weekend and despite their elimination from the Setanta Sports Cup at the hands of Drogheda, they will be confident of securing a victory at the Brandywell.

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