Bohemians will be looking to bounce back after their cup exit during the week when they take on Dundalk at Dalymount Park tonight, kick-off 7.45pm.
Pat Fenlon’s Gypsies are without a win in four matches this month in league and cup and will be without midfielder Gary Deegan and goalkeeper Brian Murphy, both suspended as a result of red cards in the 2-1 defeat to Bray Wanderers.
Defender Jason McGuinness is also out, having come off injured in the 2-1 loss to Sligo on Tuesday. But Fenlon expects defenders Owen Heary and Ken Oman to be available for selection after injury.
“I thought the performance against Sligo was OK, to be honest. I didn’t think we deserved to lose the game,” Fenlon said.
“We just have to get on with it and I think it’s good that we have a game so quickly. We know what’s at stake and we’ve got to go out and win the game.
"We’ve played Dundalk so many times already this season, we know each other very well and we expect it to be a tough game.”
The visitors have selection worries for the trip as Liam Burns, Michael Daly and Darren Mansaram are all suspended.
Kevin McKinlay and Michael McGinlay are doubtful with food poisoning, while Paul McAreavey (personal reasons) could be unavailable.
Dundalk boss Sean Connor said: “I would say Bohs are actually more dangerous now after losing on Tuesday.
“They’re the best team in the country and they’ll be keen to get back to winning ways, so we have to make sure we don’t suffer a backlash.
"We want to build on last week’s win, and if we can do that then it sets us up nicely for the rest of the season.”