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Sligo Rvs v St Patrick's Ath

(The Showgrounds, 7.45)

League form: Sligo DWWWW, St Patrick's WWWLD

Match odds: Sligo 8/13, St Patrick's 9/2, Draw 5/2

Referee: D Hancock (Dublin)

Team news: Conor Kenna returns for the Saints who have doubts over Derek Pender and Brian Shortall. Pete Mahon will look to rotate after his side's sapping efforts in beating Shakhter Karagandy and Anthony Murphy, Dave Mulcahy and David McMillan are set for a return. Sligo are at full strength.

Talking point: This game couldn't have come at a worse time for the Saints whose title ambitions are set to suffer from their European exploits. Beating Shakhter surely took its toll on Thursday and a two-day turnaround seems cruel ahead of facing a Sligo side who have had a week's rest and are unbeaten in eight matches.

Verdict: Home win.

Irish Independent