Cork City manager Pat Dolan is doing everything possible to make sure his side push league leaders Shelbourne all the way to the wire on the final night of the eircom League title race tonight.
The Leesiders will play Bohemians at a full Turners Cross tonight (7.45pm) knowing they must win while Shelbourne must lose to St Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park.
And the City boss wants the Cork faithful to get behind their side one last time tonight in their bid to bring the championship back to Leeside for the first time since 1992-93.
Dolan said: “We want one more big night from them now and we want to keep the tradition we have at Turners Cross being one of the toughest venues for visiting teams to come to. I think Turners Cross is a fortress again and that’s the way to have it.
"We have to play as if our lives depend upon it and win the game. If we don't do ourselves a favour by doing that, we can't expect St Pat's to do one for us."
City’s leading scorer Kevin Doyle is an injury doubt, however, with the Republic of Ireland U-21 striker suffering from a foot injury.
Neale Fenn could replace the 13-goal forward while Joe Gamble is poised to fill in at central midfield for the suspended George O'Callaghan after returning from a one-match ban of his own.
Bohemians, for whom third place in the table and a UEFA Cup spot is already assured, welcome back James Keddy from suspension but must do without north Cork-born striker Dominic Foley. The former Watford and Wolves striker serves a one-match ban tonight.
On the injury front, player-manager Gareth Farrelly is still without striker Stephen Ward (ankle) and left-back Simon Webb (calf) while Webb’s deputy at left-back Dave Morrison is a doubtful starter with a hamstring problem.