Irish U-21 to start on bench for Bohs

Bohemians will be hoping to stay in touch at the top of the table with victory over UCD at Dalymount Park tonight, kick-off 7.45pm.

Bohemians will be hoping to stay in touch at the top of the table with victory over UCD at Dalymount Park tonight, kick-off 7.45pm.

Bohs have a fully fit squad with the exception of Anto Murphy and Steven Gray who remain out with Achilles injuries.

Striker Paddy Madden was away in Turkey with the Ireland Under-21s and may start on the bench.

Gypsies boss Pat Fenlon said: “We’ve been working on finishing this week. It can be frustrating to have so much of the ball and not put away the goals. But the encouraging thing is that we are creating the chances. We certainly have the players who can score goals.

“UCD are a good footballing side. Martin [Russell] has done a very good job with them. They always give us something to worry about.”

Bohemians and UCD have faced each other in three league games this season.

They played a 0-0 draw in Dalymount Park but Bohemians collected six points in the UCD Bowl with 2-1 and 2-0 wins.

UCD must plan without Robbie Creevy as he is serving a suspension, while David McMillan, Andy Boyle and Sean Harding are all ruled out through injury.

Chris Mulhall and Brian Shortall return from suspension to bolster Martin Russell’s squad.

Russell said: “This is what we won promotion for, to take on the best and see how good we can be.

“Certainly it will be difficult to win points against opposition of this calibre but if we play to our potential, anything is possible.”

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