Match Preview: Men’s First Team Vs. Drogheda United

Liam Buckley takes his squad to Head in The Game Park tomorrow night to take on Drogheda United in The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division. (7:45pm)

The Bit O’ Red will look to continue their unbeaten record this season after an opening day win over St Patrick’s Athletic followed by too stalemates against Derry City and Dundalk.

The home side, under new manager Kevin Doherty come into the game on the back of an impressive win over UCD last Friday night. The Drogs are also only in gameweek 4 of their season as their opening day fixture against Finn Harps was postponed in Ballybofey.

In team new, Liam Buckley welcomes back Robbie McCourt and Greg Bolger to the squad after both players missed out last Saturday’s game with Dundalk at The Showgrounds..

Liam Buckley said: “It was a tough start to the season facing three of the teams who’ll look to be competing at the top end of the table. I felt like we did well in those games and defended quite well, but we know there is also improvement in the group in relation to where we want to be.

“It was great for the fans to have the team coming back to The Showgrounds last weekend and to their credit they came out in big numbers to support us. Our last couple of away games we had a great away support and I’m sure tomorrow will be no different, we’re looking forward to it.

“Drogheda had a fine season last year and will be looking to do better again. They’ve lost some players but they’ve also added some quality and looking at them so far, we know we’re in for a difficult game.

Away fans can buy tickets online through Drogheda United’s website and the game will be Live on LOI TV.

Last three:

Drogheda United:

Shamrock Rovers (Lost 3-1), Shelbourne (Lost 2-0), UCD (Won 4-2)


St Patrick’s Athletic (Won 2-1), Derry City (Drew 0-0), Dundalk (Drew 0-0)