Bohemian’s v St Patrick’s Athletic
Its fifth place against fourth on Friday evening as Bohemians play host to Dublin neighbours St Patricks Athletic.
Bohemians have yet to register a victory over St Pat’s this season, having drawn twice at Richmond Park and gone down by a single goal at Dalymount back in May.
Manager Pat Fenlon will be hoping that captain Owen Heary can return from a hamstring injury in time to be available for selection.
Liam Burns remains out with the calf injury suffered against Galway United last week. Glenn Cronin has been carrying a minor hamstring strain but is expected to be fit.
For Pats, boss Pete Mahon is once again expected to be without the services of midfielder Dave Mulcahy who is suffering from a hamstring injury and rated doubtful.
Dave McMillan has returned to training after his own recent hamstring strain and he has been joined by Ian Bermingham who sat out the victories over Cork City and Dundalk.
Evan McMillan was suffering from a calf strain at the start of the week but has returned to training and is expected to be available.
Bohemians are determined to put themselves back in the frame for league honours, following Monday’s 2-0 defeat to UCD.
While St Pat’s bid to be crowned Airtricity League of Ireland champions would be boosted immensely by a victory, which would see them move into the top two at the very least.
An intense encounter in store at Dalymount Park
For: last five league games:
Pats: W D W W D
Bohs: W W W W L