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Airtricity Premier Division round 28 preview - Saints host Dundalk in top of the table clash

Airtricity Premier Division round 28 preview - Saints host Dundalk in top of the table clash

Oliver McVeigh

Despite the EA Sports Cup final taking place this weekend, most of the attention will be on Richmond Park as league leaders St Patrick's Athletic host title challengers Dundalk

Airtricity Premier Division: Round 28 Preview

Friday September 20
Kick-off (BST)
Derry City - Bray Wanderers 1945
St Patrick's Athletic - Dundalk 1930
UCD - Sligo Rovers 1945
Shelbourne - Bohemians 1945

Derry City
vs Bray Wanderers

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Doherty
Madden, S McEleney, Molloy, Osborne
Duffy, Higgins, Kavanagh, McDaid
Curran, Patterson

 
Roma
Quigley
Webster, Malone, Knight, Earley
Zambra, Waters, Mulroy, Doyle, Dempsey
Byrne

TEAM INFO
  • Barry McNamee and Ryan McBride sit out the game through suspension.
  • Stewart Greacen, Kevin Deery, and Thomas Crawley are injury absentees.
 
  • Danny O'Connor is a doubt with a knee injury.
  • Eoin Hyland should be fit to play after recovering from a hamstring problem.
St Patrick's Athletic
vs Dundalk

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

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

 
Roma
Cherrie
Sullivan, Rossiter, Gartland, Massey
McDonnell, Towell, O'Donnell, Dillon
Hoban, Byrne

TEAM INFO
  • The league leaders will be without the suspended Greg Bolger, while Stephen Maher is out for the rest of the season.
  • Shane McFaul and Killian Brennan are doubtful.
 
  • Keith Ward is a long-term injury absentee for Stephen Kenny's side.
  • Darren Meenan and Chris Shields miss out through suspension.
UCD
vs Sligo Rovers

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Barron
Morrison, Douglas, Leahy, O'Connor
Benson, Burke, Russell, Creevy, Walsh
Clarke
 
Roma
Rogers
Keane, Peers, E McMillan, Davoren
Lynch, Cawley, Ndo, Djilali, Cretaro
Elding

TEAM INFO
  • Aymen Ben Mohammed and Tomas Boyle are the only absentees for the Students, with both players carrying knocks.
 
  • The Bit o' Red will be without Raffaele Cretaro, who is suspended.
  • Evan McMillan and Ross Gaynor are both doubtful.
Shelbourne
vs Bohemians

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Murphy
Gannon, Andrews, Gartland, Flynn
McGlynn, Hanlon, Hurley, Brennan
Murtagh, Kelly
 
Roma
Murray
Barker, Pender, Lopes, Nangle
Scully, McEvoy, Buckley, Wilson, Moore
Corcoran

TEAM INFO
  • Robert Cornwall will sit out the relegation six-pointer following his red card against Shamrock Rovers.
  • Jack Memery, Paul Crowley, Brian Shortall, and Robert Bayly are all out injured.
 
  • Bobby Browne will take charge of his first game after being appointed Bohemians manager on Wednesday evening.
  • Bohs' new boss has a full squad to choose from.

Bet of the weekend

Dundalk to beat St Patrick's Athletic at 5/2
Liam Buckley's side will be expected to win the top of the table clash with Dundalk at Richmond Park, but the Saints will have to do without midfielders Greg Bolger, while Killian Brennan and Shane McFaul may also miss out. If none of the three start against Dundalk, the league leaders will be lacking the foundations of their team, and could find themselves on the receiving end of another home loss against an in-form Lilywhites side.

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