Bohemians midfielder Ali Coote admits that his side's form has been erratic this season but insists they are a team for the big occasion ahead of Sunday’s FAI Cup final.

Bohs finished fifth in the Premier Division and take on runners-up St Pat’s looking for the first silverware of the Keith Long era, though the manager will be watching from the stands after his recent red card.

"We’ve had some high highs and some low lows," reflected Coote.

"We’ve been quite inconsistent throughout the year, quite a young team, but I think we’ve proven that in the big games we can turn up and hopefully we can do that again.

"If we win Sunday, it will go down as a good season."

Coote is hopeful that the experience of playing at Lansdowne Road during their run to the Europa Conference League third-round qualifiers will stand to Bohemians

"We’ve been there, we’ve seen it, we’ve experienced it. So hopefully we can use that to our advantage.

Coote’s parents are flying in and he also hopes to have his Greystones-based relations in attendance.

"The games in the Aviva in the summer, I think we got up to eight (thousand people) and that was a good experience so, no doubt, 30 will be special,"

"It was hard with no fans. It’s going to be brilliant."

Andy Lyons (R) celebrates after scoring a late winner against Shamrock Rovers in the FAI Cup last 16

Andy Lyons was eight when Bohs last won a trophy, the 2008 edition of the Cup.

"I wasn’t too old, don’t remember too much about it," he admits. "I think it’s time to write our own history now. We’re looking forward to it."

Full-back Lyons made his Ireland U21 debut this year: "A highlight of my season, along with the European run, and obviously scoring against Rovers.

"It’s been a brilliant season personally but it’s not over yet – one final push on Sunday."

Bohs won’t be back in Europe next year unless they are celebrating this weekend but Lyons says the squad doesn’t need any extra motivation from their fifth-placed league finish.

"We were going into the Cup final to win it anyway so it’s not as if we’re putting added pressure on ourselves.

"It’s the performance we want. If we put that in, hopefully the result will look after itself."

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