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The Lilywhites play host to Derry City as they seek to pick up their first home win in the league, while Cork City make the trip to the Showgrounds to face Sligo Rovers

Airtricity Premier Division: Round Eight Preview

Friday April 12
Kick-off (BST)
Dundalk - Derry City 1945
UCD - St Patrick's Athletic 1945
Shamrock Rovers - Bray Wanderers
2000
Shelbourne - Drogheda United 2000
Saturday April 13
Kick-off (BST)
Sligo Rovers - Cork City 1555

Dundalk
vs Derry City

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

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

 


Doherty
Madden, McBride, S McEleney, McCaffrey
P McEleney, Higgins, Molloy, McNamee
Patterson, Rafter
TEAM INFO
  • Captain Stephen O'Donnell is a doubt with a calf problem.
  • John Mountney has fully recovered from a head injury.
 
  • Stewart Greacen and Sean Houston are still sidelined.
  • Kevin Deery is also likely to miss the trip to Oriel Park.
UCD
vs St Patrick's Athletic

PROBABLE LINE-UPS


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

 


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

TEAM INFO
  • UCD captain Mick Leahy remains sidelined with a knee injury.
  • Robbie Benson and Dean Clarke are both back in contention following injury.
 
  • Shane McFaul misses out again as he has not fully recovered from a groin injry.
  • Manager Liam Buckley has no other injury or suspension worries.
Shamrock Rovers
vs Bray Wanderers

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

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


 
Roma

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

TEAM INFO
  • Sean O'Connor is doubtful due to an ankle injury.
  • David Elebert (groin) and Jason McGuinness (hamstring) are also out.
  • James Chambers is the only player who has been ever-present in the Shamrock Rovers lineup this season, playing 13 consecutive games in all competitions.
 
  • Kevin O'Connor should be fit to play after overcoming a hamstring problem.
  • Adam Mitchell is still a doubt due to a continuing knee injury.
Shelbourne
vs Drogheda United

PROBABLE LINE-UPS


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

Sava
Hand, Prendergast, Grimes, Quigley
Rusk, R Brennan, G Brennan, Foley, O'Conor
O'Brien
TEAM INFO
  • Goalkeeper Ger Hanley is close to returning, and could make the bench.
  • Glenn Cronin is doubtful, but like Hanley, is close to a comeback.
 
  • Michael Daly and Cathal Brady are both out.
  • Alan McNally is in contention after featuring in the Leinster Senior Cup.
Sligo Rovers
vs Cork City

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

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

 
Roma

McNulty
Dunleavy, N Horgan, Spillane, Murphy
D Horgan, Healy, Morrissey, Turner
Behan, Kavanagh

TEAM INFO
  • Danny Ventre could make his first start of the season after a couple of substitute appearances.
  • Saturday's tie will be Ian Baraclough's 50th game in charge of the Bit o' Red.
 
  • Defenders Dan Murray and Kevin Murray are both injured.
  • Darren Dennehy is suspended.
  • Neal Horgan is still a doubt with a knee problem.

Bet of the week

* Shamrock Rovers to draw with Bray Wanderers at 10/3

Trevor Croly's side have been unable to produce the killer instinct to win games so far this season, and have drawn six of their first seven games. Bray Wanderers put in a good display against St Patrick's Athletic last week, and could be good value to snatch a point at Tallaght Stadium.

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