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Updated: Friday, 19 Apr 2013 11:01 | Comments

Sligo Rovers are looking to make it nine wins in a row when they travel to Inchicore to take on St Pat's
Sligo Rovers are looking to make it nine wins in a row when they travel to Inchicore to take on St Pat's

St Patrick's Athletic v Sligo Rovers, Richmond Park, 7.05pm

Sligo’s ten game winning run came to an end on Tuesday night when they were beaten by Drogheda United in the first leg of their Setanta Sports Cup semi-final.

But their winning start to the defence of their Airtricity League title still stands and they can extend that run to nine at Richmond Park having equalled Cork City’s eight-game winning start from 1998-99.

St Pat’s have won their last three games and can really haul themselves back into the title race with a win in front of their home support.

St Pat’s goalkeeper Brendan Clarke is set to have a late fitness test on a knee injury sustained in training last weekend but Shane McFaul (groin) is fit again.

Joseph Ndo is available for Sligo again but Danny North (knee), Seamus Conneely (knee) and Ciaran Kelly (fractured sternum) miss out.

Bohemians v Dundalk, Dalymount Park, 7.45pm

Having conceded a late winner to Limerick on Tuesday night, Bohemians will be hoping to bounce back against a Dundalk side that have yet to taste defeat on the road and have already won in Dublin three times this season.

Bohs have Chris Lyons (ankle) available after a month-long lay-off but captain Owen Heary (knee) remains absent.

Dundalk will be without midfielder Stephen McDonnell who is ruled out with an ankle injury.

Cork City v Shelbourne, Turner's Cross, 7.45pm

With just one win from their last five league games Cork City will be hoping to take all three points at home to bottom side Shelbourne and give themselves a boost heading into Monday’s Setanta Sports Cup second leg against Shamrock Rovers.

Gearóid Morrissey returns from suspension, Shane Duggan (dead leg) should be back as should Neal Hiorgan (knee).

Kevin Murray (groin) is still out.

Shels got a point when they visited Turner’s Cross last season and would love a repeat of that scoreless draw.

Long-term injury victim Glenn Cronin is their only absentee for the trip south.

Derry City v Shamrock Rovers, Brandywell Stadium, 7.45pm

Second placed Derry City will be looking to increase their unbeaten run to eight games while Rovers will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the campaign and build on last week’s 7-0 victory over Bray.

Derry will be without the services of Stewart Greacen (knee) Sean Houston (hamstring) and Kevin Deery (injured), while Shame McEleney is suspended.

Shamrock Rovers have lost Ken Oman (ankle) and Conor Winn (sick), while Jason McGuinness is not yet ready to return.

Drogheda United v UCD, Hunky Dorys Park, 7.45pm

Drogheda are unbeaten in their last seven league games and took the scalp of Sligo Rovers on Tuesday night in the Setanta Sports Cup.

They are at full strength for the visit of UCD who finally got off the bottom of the table on Monday night without kicking a ball as St Pat’s fourth goal in their 4-0 win over Shelbourne was enough to give the Reds an inferior goal different to the Students.

Mick Leahy (knee) remains UCD’s only absentee through injury while James Kavanagh is suspended.

Last season’s three games saw both sides winning once and drawing the other game.

Live television coverage of St Patrick’s Athletic v Sligo Rovers from 7.00pm on RTÉ Two and RTÉ.ie (Worldwide excluding GB & NI). Highlights and analysis of all the weekend’s action on MNS from 7.00pm on Monday 22 April on RTÉ Two and RTÉ.ie (Worldwide).

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