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Bray WDS v Dundalk

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Carlisle Grounds, (7.45)

League form: Bray Wanderers LWWWW, Dundalk WWWWD

Match odds: Bray Wanderers 10/1, Dundalk 2/7, Draw 4/1

Referee: G Kelly (Cork)

Team news: Dundalk have no injury worries. Bray are missing Stephen McGuinness and Adam Hanlon, who are out injured, while Peter McGlynn returns from suspension.

Talking point: Their departure from European competition hit Dundalk hard and dealing with the mental strain will test Stephen Kenny's managerial skills. And yet he insists they remain focused. "The players have given everything and they want to win every game," said Kenny. "They are hungry to win in Bray." They'll need to be because in spite of their position in the bottom half of the table, the Seagulls have put together a decent run of form, winning four games on the spin.

Verdict: Away win

Cork City v Bohemians

Turner's Cross (8.0)

League form: Cork City WWWWD, Bohemians WLLWW

Match odds: Cork City 4/7, Bohemians 11/2, Draw 13/5

Referee: P Sutton (Clare)

Team news: Cork's John Kavanagh remains sidelined with a hamstring injury, while Gavan Holohan will also miss out, having suffered a knock to his ankle in last Sunday's draw with Dundalk.

Talking point: News of potential comings and goings have dominated the week at Turner's Cross. Both Dennehy brothers will probably stay, until the end of the season at least, with Sligo, Bray, Limerick and Shamrock Rovers all interested in winger Billy. David Cassidy may join this weekend from Bray but St Pat's defender Kenny Browne probably won't arrive until next season. Greg Bolger is likelier to join Shamrock Rovers than Cork at the end of this season.

Verdict: Home win

Derry City v Longford

Brandywell Stadium (7.45)

League form: Derry City DLLDL, Longford Town LWLLD

Match odds: Derry City 23/20, Longford Town 12/5, Draw 11/5

Referee: D McKeon (Dublin)

Team news: Derry will hand a debut to Conor McCormack (right), who was released by St Pat's, and will also include Aaron McEneff in their match-day squad. Defender Shane McEleney left yesterday to join St Pat's. Mark Quigley remains out with a back injury. Longford, meanwhile, are missing three players: Dean Kelly, Pat Flynn and Mark Rossiter.

Talking point: Without a league win in 12 games, relegation and the sack is staring Peter Hutton in the face. He remains popular, however, in the Derry boardroom, and has also retained his confidence in getting out of the trouble his side have found themselves in. A win here would help and they should get it.

Verdict: Home win

Drogheda v S'rock Rvs

United Park (7.45)

League form: Drogheda United DWLLD, Shamrock Rovers WWLWW

Match odds: Drogheda United 7/1, Shamrock Rovers 4/9, Draw 3/1

Referee: P McLaughlin (Monaghan)

Team news: Mikey Drennan (left) returns from a three-game domestic suspension and is likely to replace Danny North in the starting team. Their three Irish internationals are still on the treatment table, however, with Stephen McPhail likely to re-appear soon. Damien Duff and Keith Fahey may not play until the end of August. Drogheda are likely to sign Conor O'Donnell from Limerick.

Talking point: Despite having a fine season - losing just one of their 21 league games to date - Rovers' campaign is reaching a critical point. They need three points tonight.

Verdict: Away win

St Pat's ATH v Galway UTd

Richmond Park, (7.45)

League form: St Patrick's Athletic WWWWW, Galway United LDLWL

Match odds: St Patrick's Athletic 1/4, Galway United 10/1, Draw 9/2

Referee: R Harvey (Dublin)

Team news: Galway's Ryan Connolly (ankle), Enda Curran (hamstring) and Andy O'Connell (foot injury) are all ruled out. There are also doubts over the availability of Marc Ludden (ankle) and Conor Barry (thigh). St Pat's have Greg Bolger ruled out with suspension and may have to get used to his absence from the starting line-up, with the midfielder likely to move to Shamrock Rovers at the end of the season. Cork City are also line to sign Kenny Browne in December.

Talking point: With just one win in their last five games, Galway manager Tommy Dunne is growing impatient.

Verdict: Home win

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