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The Bit o' Red will look to pick up another win in the league after losing to Drogheda United in the Setanta Sports Cup, while Shamrock Rovers face Derry City at the Brandywell

Airtricity Premier Division: Round Nine Preview

Friday April 19
Kick-off (BST)
St Patrick's Athletic - Sligo Rovers 1905
Bohemians - Dundalk 1945
Cork City - Shelbourne
1945
Derry City - Shamrock Rovers 1945
Drogheda United - UCD 1945
Sunday April 21
Kick-off (BST)
Bray Wanderers - Limerick 1500

St Patrick's Athletic
vs Sligo Rovers

PROBABLE LINE-UPS


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

 
Roma
Rogers
Keane, McMillan, Peers, Gaynor
Lynch, Ndo, Cretaro, Connolly, Cawley
Elding
TEAM INFO
  • Goalkeeper Brendan Clarke faces a late fitness test due to a knee injury.
  • Shane McFaul is back in contention after a groin strain.
 
  • Seamus Conneelly is a new injury worry with a knee problem, while Danny North and Ciaran Kelly remain out.
  • Joseph Ndo could make a return for the Bit o' Red and will have his fitness assessed.
Bohemians
vs Dundalk

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

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

 
Roma

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

TEAM INFO
  • Captain Owen Heary remains sidelined with a knee injury.
  • Chris Lyons is available once again after recovering from an ankle problem.
 
  • Stephen McDonnell is an absentee with an ankle strain.
  • Stephen O'Donnell could return after a groin injury.
Cork City
vs Shelbourne

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

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


 


Hanley
Memery, Shortall, Gartland, Ryan
Bayly, Hurley, Hanlon, Brennan
Hughes, Kelly
TEAM INFO
  • Brian Lenihan's groin injury keeps him out again for another week.
  • Midfielder Gearoid Morrissey returns from suspension.
  • Captain Kevin Murray remains sidelined through injury.
 
  • Captain Gleen Cronin remains out with an ankle injury.
  • Ger Hanley looks set to keep his place in goal after a couple of strong performances.
Derry City
vs Shamrock Rovers

PROBABLE LINE-UPS


Doherty
Madden, McBride, Curran, McCaffrey
P McEleney, Higgins, Molloy, McNamee
Patterson, Rafter
 
Roma

Murphy
Sullivan, Powell, Elebert, Foran
Rice, Chambers, Dennehy, Finn
Quigley, McCabe
TEAM INFO
  • Stewart Greacen is a long-term absentee with a knee problem.
  • Captain Kevin Deery (knee) and Sean Houston (calf) are both sidelined.
  • Shane McEleney misses out through suspension.
 
  • Defenders Ken Oman and Jason McGuinness remain sidelined.
  • David Elebert is back in contention following injury.
  • The Hoops are unbeaten this season.
Drogheda United
vs UCD

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

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

 


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

TEAM INFO
  • Drogheda United manager Mick Cooke has a full strength squad to choose from, with no injury or suspension worries.
  • The Drogs are unbeaten in their last seven league games.
 
  • James Kavanagh misses out due to a red card picked up against St Pat's last weekend.
  • Mick Leahy remains sidelined through injury.
Bray Wanderers
vs Limerick

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
RomaQuigley
Webster, D O'Connor, Knight, Hyland
Zambra, K O’Connor, Doyle, Dempsey
Waters, Byrne
 

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

TEAM INFO
  • Adam Mitchell is back in contention following a knee injury.
  • Bray will look to bounce back after their heavy defeat against Shamrock Rovers.
 
  • The Blues welcome back Joe Gamble, who missed the 2-1 home win against Bohemians through suspension.
  • Limerick will seek to pick up their first away win in the league against Bray.

Bet of the week

* Derry City to defeat Shamrock Rovers at Evens

Shamrock Rovers have been on a good run of late, but have only managed to record wins over teams that they are expected to defeat. Declan Devine's team are a tougher proposition and could prove more than a match for Trevor Croly's side.

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