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The Bit o' Red have won their first six matches this season, while Shels are still looking for their first victory, and face a daunting trip to the Showgrounds

Airtricity Premier Division: Round Seven Preview

Friday April 5
Kick-off (BST)
Bohemians - Derry City 1905
Bray Wanderers - St Patrick's Athletic 1945
Cork City - UCD
1945
Dundalk - Limerick 1945
Shamrock Rovers - Drogheda United 2000
Saturday April 6
Kick-off (BST)
Sligo Rovers - Shelbourne 1945

Bohemians
vs Derry City

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

Delaney
Lopes, Paisley, Byrne, Pender
Moore, McEvoy, Traynor
Buckley, Traynor, Scully

 


Doherty
Madden, McBride, S McEleney, McCaffrey
P McEleney, Higgins, Molloy, McNamee
Patterson, Rafter
TEAM INFO
  • Captain Owen Heary remains sidelined with a knee injury.
  • Chris Lyons and Michael Barker are also doubtful. Both have ankle problems.
 
  • Stewart Greacen is a long-term injury absentee with a knee injury. Kevin Deery is another absentee for the trip to Dalymount Park.
  • Sean Houston and Rory Patterson are both doubtful.
Bray Wanderers
vs St Patrick's Athletic

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

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

 


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

TEAM INFO
  • Goalkeeper Darren Quigley returns from suspension.
  • Adam Mitchell is out with a knee injury, while Kevin O'Connor is doubtful due to a hamstring strain.
 
  • Shane McFaul is still absent with a groin problem, but looks set to return to training next week.
  • Manager Liam Buckley has no other fitness or suspension worries ahead of the trip to the Carlisle Grounds.
Cork City
vs UCD

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

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


 


Barron
Matthews, O’Connor, Boyle, Douglas
Langtry, Creevy, Walsh
Corcoran, McMillan, Clarke

TEAM INFO
  • Brian Lenihan's groin injury keeps him out again, while Neal Horgan has a knee injury which has him sidelined.
  • Daryl Horgan (ankle) and Adam Rundle (knee) are both doubts.
 
  • Captain Mick Leahy is out with a knee injury.
  • Robbie Benson has a hamstring problem, while Dean Clarke is also a doubt.
Dundalk
vs Limerick

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

Cherrie
Sullivan, Massey, Boyle, Osbourne
Rossiter, Mountney, Towell, Dillon, Ward
Byrne

 


Ryan
Nzuzi O'Callaghan Folan Williams
Tracy O'Leary Gamble
Rainsford Curran Galbraith

TEAM INFO
  • Stephen O'Donnell misses out once again with a calf injury.
  • John Mountney picked up a head injury against St Pat's but should be able to feature.
 
  • Defender Robbie Williams is a doubt, due to a lack of fitness after only returning from injury.
  • Manager Stuart Taylor has no other injury concerns or suspensions, with Axel Boussekota available again after his red card suspension.
Shamrock Rovers
vs Drogheda United

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

Murphy
Sullivan, Powell, Hawkins, Foran
Rice, Chambers, Dennehy, Finn
McCabe, Kilduff

 
Roma

Sava
Hand, Prendergast, Grimes, Quigley
Rusk, R Brennan, G Brennan, Foley, O'Conor
O'Brien

TEAM INFO
  • Jason McGuinness (hamstring) and David Elebert (groin) are still sidelined.
  • Sean O'Connor could feature despite having an ankle worry.
  • Ken Oman is suspended.
 
  • Alan Byrne is back from suspension.
  • Michael Daly and Cathal Brady are both out, but Ryan Brennan should feature after overcoming a hamstring problem.
Sligo Rovers
vs Shelbourne

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

Rogers
Keane, McMillan, Peers, Gaynor
Lynch, Conneely, Cretaro, Connolly, Cawley,
Elding

 


Burdon
Memery, Shortall, Gartland, Ryan
Bayly, Hurley, Hanlon, Brennan
Hughes, Kelly

TEAM INFO
  • Danny Ventre is back in contention having come off the bench against UCD on Monday.
  • Danny North and Joseph Ndo remain out through injury.
 
  • Niall Burdon will keep his place between the sticks as goalkeeper Ger Hanley remains out.
  • Graham Gartland returns from suspension.

Bet of the week

* Bray Wanderers to beat St Patrick's Athletic at 10/3

With the Grand National taking place at Aintree on Saturday afternoon, many punters will be digging into their pockets to place money on outside chances and risky bets. A longshot this weekend in the Airtricity League is to take a punt on Bray Wanderers to beat St Pat's. Pat Devlin's side have home advantage, which might give them a narrow edge over the opponents.

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