Shamrock Rovers manager Trevor Croly is wary of the threat posed by Bray Wanderers, ahead of the meeting between the two sides at Tallaght Stadium on Friday, April 12.
After their 1-1 draw against Drogheda United on April 5, the Hoops have drawn six out of their opening seven games and find themselves in fifth place in the table. Bray Wanderers, meanwhile, sit in 10th position, with just four points from six games.
"It could be a tricky game for us," Croly told the club's official wesbite. "Bray have a very good record against Rovers in recent years. But we need to make sure that doesn't count for much come match night."
Sean O'Connor is a doubt for the Hoops after sustaining a knock to his ankle, while Barry Murphy and Thomas Stewart are recovering from illness. Defensive duo David Elebert and Jason McGuinness has resumed training but will not be fit for Friday's clash.
Adam Mitchell is a doubt for Bray, but Pat Devlin may able to call upon the services of former Wolves player Kevin O'Connor, who has recovered from a hamstring injury.
"It will be important for us to start the game well and with a high tempo," continued Croly. "We will also need to remain aware that Bray have some dangerous players who can be very good on the counter attack.
"We will need to be organised to prevent being punished by that on the night," concluded the Hoops boss.
Shamrock Rovers will host Bray Wanderers in the Airtricity Premier Division on Friday, April 12. Kick off 20:00 BST.