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Team news: Drogheda United v St Pat's Athletic

Updated: Monday, 17 Sep 2012 17:11 | Comments

Drogheda will aim to make home advantage count
Drogheda will aim to make home advantage count

Drogheda United and St Pat's come face to face again tonight as they bid to claim a place in the last four of the FAI Cup.

The Dublin side have been boosted by the returns of Anto Flood and Dean Kelly who have resumed full training and could come into contention for a place in the matchday squad.

Stephen O’Flynn saw his return to first team duty in the final stages of last Friday’s drawn game at Richmond Park.

Mick Cooke will be without his Monaghan contingent who are cup-tied, with Jason Marks, Alan Byrne, Conor McMahon and Michael Schlingermann again not featuring for the Drogs.

Paul Crowley is rated as 50/50 after picking up a knock on Friday night.

Looking ahead to the replay, Cooke said: "I thought St Pat's were certainly the better team in the second half on Friday and they had their chances and we were lucky to come away with a draw.

"But we'll be confident at home and I'm hoping that Pats have missed their chance now and we can capitalise on this replay and make the semi-final.

"It's still good to be in the Cup and the atmosphere will hopefully be fantastic and hopefully we can give the fans more reason to celebrate.

Pat's boss Liam Buckley added: "Drogheda are a tough team to play on any day, but playing them out in United Park makes things a bit more difficult.

“In spite of that though, it’s a chance to progress to the semi-finals and the players are looking forward to the challenge.

"One side will finish on top one way or the other on Monday, we just hope that it is ourselves that finish on the right side of the result.”

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