The shortened FAI Cup gets underway in Finn Park tonight as Finn Harps host St Patrick's Athletic in one of three first-round ties.

There are just three matches at this stage of the competition, with 13 teams receiving byes into the last 16 and no non-league clubs taking part due to the truncated season.

On Tuesday, Cork City host Longford Town and Waterford travel to Drogheda.

Harps and the Saints met just three days ago in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division when Pat's secured a 2-0 victory through a Georgie Kelly brace. 

In team news, the Saints have no new injuries or suspensions to contend with when travelling to Finn Park.

Manager Stephen O'Donnell was pleased with the display on Friday

"We were happy to bounce back on Friday and we were much better," he said.

"We still have lots and lots to improve on and levels to go up that we want to get to. Full credit to the boys as it was a good response from the Derry defeat and in what was such a short turnaround.

"It was a solid 2-0 win and it was good to see Georgie Kelly get off the mark as well, but ultimately so long as the team are scoring goals that's my main concern. I am not necessarily over eager or too bothered where the goals come from so long as the team are creating chances and putting them away."

He is likely to rotate his squad given a hectic schedule since resumption of the league. 

"Monday is our fourth game in 10 days so it's a very tough schedule so we'll need the full squad and everyone is travelling up to Donegal. The cup gives us a break from the league. It's only four games and you could get into a cup final, so that'll be our aim as much as it will be for Finn Harps too.

"It doesn't seem that many games to potentially get to a final so it's something exciting, but look it'll be tough starting from Monday against Harps who will be looking for a bit of retribution following Friday's game.

"It is always tough up there and we know that you have to compete with Finn Harps in the physical stakes if you want to have any chance of winning."

Harps are also likely to freshen up their side after three defeats since the restart.

Leo Donnellan missed the game last Friday due to injury.