Rovers seek to secure eircom bid

Shamrock Rovers need to beat Bray Wanderers in tonight's eircom League of Ireland Premier Division clash in order to stay in touch with leaders Drogheda United at the top of the table.

Shamrock Rovers need to beat Bray Wanderers in tonight's eircom League of Ireland Premier Division clash in order to stay in touch with leaders Drogheda United at the top of the table.

Wanderers welcome back influential midfielder Alan Cawley for the clash with Rovers.

Cawley missed the defeat by St Patrick's Athletic as he was serving a one-match ban.

Colm Tresson, who has not played since the win over Galway United in July, is still absent.

The four-day postponement of the game has eased the recent injury crisis at Shamrock Rovers but several regulars are still missing.

The Hoops will be without the suspended Danny O'Connor and the injured trio, Padraig Amond, Dean Lawrence and skipper Aidan Price.

"Aidan had been recovering from a broken metatarsal, but he's cracked the bone again so that's him out for the rest of the season," said Hoops boss Pat Scully.

"It's a similar story for Padraig Amond. He's a cartilage problem that will sideline him for the remaining games."

It's not all bad news for Rovers, as Scully is hopeful that other recently injured players will recover in time for the Bray game to shore up a depleted defence.

Scully added: "Barry Ferguson has a hamstring problem but should make the Bray game. Unfortunately Dean Lawrence, our other centre-half, is out with a gashed foot.

"Barry Murphy has recovered from the knock he got that against Bohs, while both Ger Rowe and Dave Tyrrell have been training and are available for selection again."

Kick-off at the Carlisle Grounds is at 7.45pm.

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