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St Pat's seeking the joy of six in Sligo

JAMES CHAMBERS believes that St Patrick's Athletic can road-test their winning run in Sligo tonight and keep up their title challenge with another away win.

The league champions have notched up five straight wins in the league – their best run since 2007 – and are aiming for a sixth away to an in-form Sligo at the Showgrounds tonight, Sligo themselves no slouches with three straight wins and clean sheets.

"Sligo are currently experiencing a good run of form themselves after a few draws and defeats in their opening games this season. However we're on a good run of victories ourselves at the minute so we have that winning habit back. We'll travel to Sligo and try and put in a good performance and hopefully pick up another win," said midfielder Chambers.

"We know if we can win our home games, and then pick up points away from home as well, we'll be up there competing.

"As a result, we'll be looking to continue to pick points on the road, and that includes the Sligo game this weekend."

Sligo boss Ian Baraclough believes that his side can deal with the expectation on them after they turned around a miserable start to the season to emerge as contenders.

"There is a different pressure on us now. When we lost the games early on, we knew we had the time to catch up and the performances were good enough to win matches, but also had to put points on the board. Now that we have climbed the table, the expectation is we will win every game that comes along," said Baraclough.