"We must take the game to them,' says Greg Bolger as League of Ireland clubs begin Europa League campaigns

'We must take the game to them,' says Greg Bolger as League of Ireland clubs begin Europa League campaigns

Three League of Ireland clubs kick off their Europa League campaigns this evening.

Premier Division leaders Dundalk have travelled to Estonia to play Levadia Tallinn.

Shamrock Rovers welcome AIK Stockholm to Tallaght, while Dinamo Minsk are the visitors to Derry City.

Rovers have lost just once in their last nine games.

Midfielder Greg Bolger says it is vital they build a lead ahead of next week's second leg in Sweden.

Bolger said: "We were watching a few things and we're going to have to be defensively good.

"We're at home and the onus is on us to try and take the game to them at the right moments.

"You can't go mad pressing and go for it straight away, but it's vital that we score and we take that to the away game."

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