There are two games this evening in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division as Sligo Rovers host Drogheda United, while St Patrick's Athletic travel to Longford.
Sligo Rovers v Drogheda United
Sligo Rovers will be looking to push further clear at the top of the table after Shamrock Rovers' draw against Finn Harps, as they welcome Drogheda United to the Showgrounds.
Liam Buckley's side went into the mid-season break at the top of the Premier Division and will hope to maintain that form heading into the second half of the campaign.
Drogheda United also enjoyed a positive start to their campaign and will look to take something from the game in the north-west to maintain their push for European qualification.
Sligo Rovers: David Cawley and Danny Kane have returned to training. Gary Buckley is doubtful with a muscle strain. Darren Collins and Jason Devaney are out with ankle and hamstring complaints while Romeo Parkes will serve a one-game ban.
Drogheda United: Jordan Adeyemo is suspended following his red card against Derry, while Luke Heeney has received an additional red card suspension following his sending off against Finn Harps. Brandon Bermingham is aiming to return to training from a quad injury next week, while Hugh Douglas and Mark Hughes continue to step up their recovery from injuries.
What They Said
Liam Buckley (Sligo): "Drogheda have have a great campaign so far and it's not a surprise when you look at the experienced players like Dane Massey, Gary Deegan and a lot of quality players in a good squad. We know it’s a hard game and we have to be ready for it.
Tim Clancy (Drogheda): "We can take confidence from the reverse fixture at our ground. They were still ahead of us in the league, we probably should have won that game on the balance of things. It gives us confidence, there's more pressure on them to win because they want to stay top of the league."
Longford Town v St Patrick's Athletic
St Patrick's Athletic will look to stay in touch at the top of the table as they travel to struggling Longford Town tonight.
Stephen O'Donnell's side have proved very consistent this season and will need three points tonight tokeep up with Sligo and Shamrock Rovers in the chase for the title.
Longford only managed to secure seven points from their opening 14 games and will need to start getting results or their place in the top tier will be in jeopardy.
St Pat's: Sam Bone will miss the game through suspension while Shane Griffin is out with a shoulder injury.
What They Said
Daire Doyle (Longford Town): TBC
Stephen O'Donnell (St Pat's): "It will be a very competitive match and like every week, we know if we are not fully at it mentally and physically we'll be in for a tough night. We need to look after ourselves and make sure we are tuned in and fully focused and we’ll be ready after the little break, and if training over the last week is anything to go by, I’m very optimistic that we will be."