Sives a doubt for Rovers

Shamrock Rovers will be hoping to keep the pressure on league leaders St Pat’s as they take on Drogheda United at Hunky Dorys Park tonight, kick-off 7.45pm.

Shamrock Rovers will be hoping to keep the pressure on league leaders St Pat’s as they take on Drogheda United at Hunky Dorys Park tonight, kick-off 7.45pm.

Rovers remain level on points with Saints and have put together some great league form that they will be confident of maintaining against struggling Drogheda.

Craig Sives is a doubt for Rovers as the defender is struggling with a groin strain.

And Hoops boss Michael O’Neill must plan without suspended duo Chris Turner and Pat Flynn.

Dessie Baker and Pat Sullivan remain out injured.

For Drogheda, Brendan McGill is the only absentee from Brian Donnelly’s squad to face Rovers.

Alan McNally, Corrie Treacy, Eric McGill and Paul Crowley are all back in action after serving suspensions. And Jamie Harris, Darragh McNamara and Glen Fitzpatrick have recovered from injury.

Assistant manager Darius Kierans said: “I was impressed with Rovers’ two legs against Juventus and then they had a great win over Bohs at the weekend.

“So they are going to be a tough prospect, but to be honest we have a lot of bodies back and probably our best performance of the season was in Tallaght when we were unlucky not to win.

“So we aren’t afraid of them by any stretch of the imagination.”

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