Trio out for St Pat's

St Patrick’s Athletic travel to the northwest to take on Sligo Rovers in tomorrow’s Airtricity League Premier Division clash (kick-off 7.45pm).

St Patrick’s Athletic travel to the northwest to take on Sligo Rovers in tomorrow’s Airtricity League Premier Division clash (kick-off 7.45pm).

Sligo will be without Matthew Blinkhorn, Alan Keane and Gary McCabe for the clash with St Pat's.

Blinkhorn has not yet recovered from the back injury that ruled him out of several league matches prior to the mid-season break.

Keane is suspended after being sent off in the win against UCD, meaning Derek Foran or Paul Whelan will deputise. And McCabe is also banned.

Rovers and Pat's have met four times this season, with Pat's winning three of the matches and the Bit o' Red coming out on top in the recent EA Sports Cup clash.

Saints travel with a strong squad and apart from Gareth Coughlan (leg), Derek Pender (knee) and Neil Harney (ankle), Pete Mahon has no injury concerns.

St Pat’s midfielder Ryan Guy is looking forward to the return to action.

He said: ‘The lads have come back now refreshed and ready to push on. We know that however we do over the next series of matches will dictate what happens with next years’ Champions League or Europa League placings.’

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