St Patrick's Athletic will be without the services of Stephen O’Flynn after breaking a rib for their Europa League third round qualifying clash with Hannover at Tallaght Stadium.

The striker is expected to be out for up to a month.

Dean Kelly is also on the casualty list with a groin injury, while Mark Rossiter is a long term absentee with a knee injury.

Manager Buckley however is hoping to have new signing Vinny Faherty registered in time for the clash. 

Looking forward to the game, Buckley said: "We have to make sure we play our way. When we get the ball, we’ve got to be even more patient in terms of keeping possession – our supporters have been great in understanding that and supporting us this season.

"We’ve a tough game Thursday night, but we’ll rely on what we’ve been working on for the past few months, and if we retain the ball, they’re not going to score. 

"We cannot afford to give the ball away cheaply which we have done at times this season - if we can avoid doing that, we’ll give ourselves a chance."