Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. April 15, 2019
Venue: Richmond Park
Ref:
Att: 1,250 (est)
TV:

Kevin Toner 19' -
Red: 19'


Gary Shaw 32' -
Scored: 32'


Scored: 2'
- Patrick McClean 2'

Scored: 18'
- Gerardo Bruna 18'

Scored: 31'
- Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe 31'



League Preview: St Patrick's Athletic -v- Derry City

Mon, Apr 15 2019

Dean Clarke celebrates his goal against Cork last Friday. Credit: Michael P Ryan

ST. PATRICK'S ATHLETIC

St. Pats will play host to Derry City this evening at Richmond Park (kick-off 7.45pm) as they look to build on Friday night’s hard fought draw away to Cork City.

The Saints currently trail tonight’s visitors by five points in the league table and will be without key striker Mikey Drennan once again this evening as he serves the final ninety minutes of his three match ban.

These sides are yet to meet this season as the first meeting of the 2019 season between the two was postponed as a result of international call ups.

Harry Kenny’s side will need to improve their conversion rate in front of goal at home having only found the net twice in four league games but believes Friday’s result will give his side the confidence they need.

"Derry have made a good start to the league campaign and picked up a good 3 points away to UCD on Friday,” Kenny told the club website ahead of the game.

“They will travel back down to Dublin to face us and will be confident. Declan Devine is back with them this year and they have a very talented group of young players who will pose us problems.

"But our lads are in good form at the moment and we hope that we can show the same quality and commitment that we have seen recently and hopefully pick up another three points in Inchicore."

 

DERRY CITY

Derry City travel to the capital for the second time in just four days as they look to follow up Friday’s victory over UCD by taking home another three points from Inchicore this evening.

Friday’s victory over UCD leaves Declan Devine’s men in third place on seventeen points, just three behind Bohemians.

It will be a busy Easter week for the Candystripes as following tonight’s game they will host Shamrock Rovers at the Brandywell on Friday before travelling to Waterford next Monday.

Devine’s side are in very good form at the moment though and will be confident of picking up points in all three games in the coming week.

Speaking to the club website ahead of the game Devine said, “We know this will be an ultra-tough game but we go there confident and on a decent run ourselves.

“It’s proving to be the really competitive league we thought it would be and I’m just delighted that we’re there or thereabouts. We have worked so hard as a unit and I think our supporters see that.

“It’s a tough run of matches but the players love playing and that’s why we’re in this”

Referee: Paul McLaughlin

 

MATCH STATS

St. Pats have picked up seven points from a possible twelve at home so far this season.

Derry’s record on the road this season has seen them pick up a total of eight points from a possible fifteen so far.

 

BETTING

St. Pats 11/8; Draw 2/1; Derry City 21/10

Prediction

St. Pats 1-2 Derry City

 

St. Patrick's Athletic

Injured:  None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Mikey Drennan, Dave Webster

 

Derry City

Injured: Michael McCrudden

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Jamie McDonagh



St. Patrick's Athletic
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Ian Bermingham
Defender
Ciaran Kelly
Defender
Simon Madden
Defender
Kevin Toner
19Sent off: 19'
Defender
Conor Clifford
37Booked: 37'
Midfielder
Lee Desmond
Midfielder
Jamie Lennon
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Midfielder
Darragh Markey
80'
80Subbed Off: 80'
Midfielder
Rhys McCabe
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Midfielder
Gary Shaw
32Scored: 32'
Forward

Substitutes
Dean Clarke
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Forward
Paul Cleary
Defender
Cian Coleman
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Midfield
James Doona
Midfield
Chris Forrester
Midfield
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Jake Walker
80'
80Subbed On: 80'
Forward
Derry City
Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
Patrick McClean
Defender
2Scored: 2'
Josh Kerr
Defender 88'
88Subbed Off: 88'
Ciaron Harkin
Defender
Ally Gilchrist
Defender
Darren Cole
Defender
Greg Sloggett
Midfielder
Gerardo Bruna
Midfielder
18Scored: 18'
71'
71Subbed Off: 71'
Eoghan Stokes
Forward 66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
David Parkhouse
Forward
Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe
Forward
31Scored: 31'

Substitutes
Eoin Toal
Defender
88Subbed On: 88'
88'
Barry McNamee
Midfield
71Subbed On: 71'
71'
Shane McNamee
Forward
Nathan Gartside
Goalkeeper
Ciaran Coll
Defender
66Subbed On: 66'
66'
Brendan Barr
Defender
Evan Tweed
Midfield


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