Galway United will be looking to maintain their recent good form when they take on St Patrick's Athletic at Terryland Park tonight, kick-off 7.45pm.
Ciaran Foley is a doubt for United as he is carrying an ankle injury which forced him out of the FAI Cup games against Salthill Devon.
Rhys Meynell picked up an injury last Friday and was not risked in the replay on Monday so he remains a doubt to start against Pete Mahon’s side.
United boss Sean Connor said: "Friday is a massive game for us and we are on a nice unbeaten run at the minute which is encouraging. We have caught a bit of form, but Pat's are one of the teams that we haven't taken any points off.
"Physically they are a bigger team than us and that could cause us a few problems, but the confidence is high at the moment.
“Dundalk play Bray and UCD play Drogheda so it is a vital weekend for all the teams and lots could happen.
“We need to pick up something from our game to keep us in a good position. I am very happy with the run and what these players are achieving is fabulous.”
Saints travel to Galway without long-term absentee Gareth Coughlan who is recovering from a broken leg.
Otherwise, manager Pete Mahon has a fully fit squad available and will be looking for a victory to keep the pressure on Shamrock Rovers at the top of the table.