St Patrick’s Athletic frontman Christy Fagan admits that his side are underdogs for their Europa League second round qualifier with Dinamo Minsk, but is hopeful that a vocal home support can give St Pat's the edge.
Fagan’s second-half strike in Belarus gave Pat’s a valuable away goal as they secured a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
A scoreless draw would be enough for the Saints to progress but they face a team who are regulars in the group stages of the tournament and Fagan expects a tough night in Inchicore.
"We managed to get a decent result last week and everyone’s looking forward to the game," he said.
"Hopefully we can do the business tomorrow and get through the tie."
"Going into last week Minsk were big favourites, obviously having being in the group stages the last two years.
"For players like ourselves we probably feed off that a little bit. They’re good occasions, you go to big stadiums, playing against big players and it kind of lifts your own level."
The St Pat’s striker believes that his side may have to weather a storm at home and that the visitors will pile the pressure on early in search of an away goal of their own.
"Obviously we want to keep it tight and make them work really hard for everything in the game."
"They'll be coming here as favourites," he told RTÉ Sport. "I'm sure they’ll be more aggressive and try to get at us early on, probably more so than they did last week."
Fagan believes that his side can be more street wise than they have been in the past and that they have learned from their previous defeats in Europe.
"We’ve kind of been in this position before in Europe where we’ve got good results away and come back and, I don’t want to say complacent, but we got turned over in the second leg at home.
"We’ll definitely be keeping that in mind and try and not let that happen again tomorrow. Obviously we want to keep it tight and make them work really hard for everything in the game.
"The result last week gives people something to look forward to. From what we’ve been told tickets are selling well, so hopefully it’s a decent turn out and the atmosphere will add to the occasion."
Saints boss Liam Buckley is boosted with news that he has a full team to select from with no injuries or suspensions, meaning that both young midfielder Jack Bayly and goalkeeper Conor O’Malley are pushing for places.
Like Fagan, Buckley expects an early onslaught from the visitors. "Dinamo have to come here and score so they’ll be pushing on to us," he said.
"The players know to expect a higher level of performance from them so we’re under no illusions that it will be a tough game.
"That said though, we feel we can play better ourselves and if we can do that, hopefully we can create another one of those special nights in Inchicore."