31 July 2020 22:43
Champions Dundalk welcome St Pat's to Oriel Park this evening as the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division returns. The Lilywhites are three points behind league leaders Shamrock Rovers and will look to go level on points with their title rivals before The Hoops host Finn Harps tomorrow night. It's been a mixed start to the season for Stephen O'Donnell's Saints. The former Dundalk skipper saw his side collect six points from a possible 12 before football was suspended. Mirror Sport will bring you updates on all of the key action, with kick-off at 7:45pm tonight.
First, here's a look at the team news. Dundalk: Gary Rogers, Sean Gannon, Andy Boyle, Daniel Cleary, Dane Massey, Michael Duffy, Stefan Colovic, Chris Shields, Greg Sloggett, Jordan Flores, Patrick Hoban. Subs: Nathan Oduwa, John Mountney, David McMillan, Patrick McEleney, Aaron McCarey, Daniel Kelly, Brian Gartland St Pat's: Brendan Clarke, Dan Ward, David Titov, Luke McNally, Rory Feely, Lee Desmond, Jamie Lennon, Shane Griffin, Jordan Gibson, Robbie Benson, Chris Forrester. Subs: Martin Rennie, Ben McCormack, Jason McClelland, Darragh Markey, Conor Kearns, Darragh Burns, Ian Berminghham. League of Ireland action resumes on Friday and what better way to start the weekend with a game live on RTE 2 with Dundalk v St Pat's.
The game kicks off at 7.45pm at Oriel Park. Check out team news and betting below. Dundalk v St Patrick's Athletic, Friday, Oriel Park 7.45pm, RTÉ2, RTÉ Player and WatchLOI.ie Dundalk sit in 2nd place in the table at present with 4 wins from 5 games played. They have won their last three games in a row. St Pat's currently are in 4th position in the table on 6 points, with 2 wins and 2 losses. There have been plenty of changes for either side over the last few months. David McMillan returns to Oriel Park after leaving Scotland. Dundalk are three points behind Shamrock Rovers and a slip up even at this early stage could put hopes to a league title. St Pat's are now managed by former Dundalk player Stephen McDonnell. He has a full squad available with new signings David Titov and Jordan Gibson coming into the squad. Georgie Kelly will not play due to terms of his loan deal with Dundalk. Manager Thoughts: Speaking to the clubs website St Pat's manager Stephen McDonnell said, It's a hectic schedule, a bit of a crazy one after having so long off. Having so many games in a short period of time, the main concern for the players will be injury prevention and it is somewhat inevitable that you will pick up injuries with that schedule after so long off. Betting Dundalk are 8/15 to in this game, while St Pat's are 9/2. For me it's a Dundalk 2-0 win. LiveScores Now Available at LoveGAA.com