Dundalk looking to put European defeat behind them

Dundalk will be looking to put their disappointing European adventure behind them when they get back to league action against St Patrick’s Athletic at Oriel Park tonight, kick-off 7.00pm.

The Lilywhites have had a fixture overload over the past few weeks and have suffered two hefty defeats in the last seven days, losing to Shamrock Rovers 4-0 and Levski Sofia 6-0.

Dundalk remain without captain Liam Burns (abdomen) for the visit of St Pat’s, but are able to welcome back Garry Breen and Fahrudin Kuduzovic after they served one-match suspensions in last weekend’s defeat by Rovers.

New signing Steven Lennon is also in line for his league debut.

For Saints, Gareth O’Connor, who signed during the week for St Pat’s, has carried over a one-match suspension and will miss the game.

Gareth Coughlan remains injured but everybody else is fit available to play.

Assistant manager John Gill said: “Some might say that with the European trip it’s a good time to take on Dundalk but they’ve had two heavy defeats in a row and you can be sure they will want to make up for that.

“All three games this season with Dundalk have been very close. The Dundalk players may feel a bit aggrieved with the way the cup game went but what happened in that game with the sending offs was beyond our control.

“We will just have to focus on our own game and we know we’re in for a difficult test.”

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