Battling Cobh gear up for Drogs clash

Drogheda United take on Cobh Ramblers in tonight’s eircom League of Ireland Premier Division clash at United Park, kick-off 7.45pm.

Drogheda United take on Cobh Ramblers in tonight’s eircom League of Ireland Premier Division clash at United Park, kick-off 7.45pm.

Cobh travel north with a strong squad, though manager Stephen Henderson is likely to make a few changes after their comprehensive defeat to Sligo Rovers on Saturday night.

Greg O’Halloran returns to the Ramblers squad after he missed the Sligo match through suspension.

For United, strikers Guy Bates, Declan O'Brien and Shane Barrett are all ruled out injured for Paul Doolin’s side, although Ibrahima Iyane-Thiam returns from suspension and will be challenging Fahrudin Kuduzovic for a starting spot.

Goalkeeper Dan Connor is also out, but he is expected back training soon.

Doolin is expecting a tough test from Cobh, who are fighting for their lives at the foot of the table.

The Drogheda manager said: "I expect it to be similar to the Galway game. We gave Galway an early goal and we can't do that against Cobh. If we play as well as we have been though, and take our chances, there's no reason why we can't win. That's what we have to focus on."

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